Former ex-homosexual Peterson Toscano says the birth of the “ex-gay survivors’ movement” raises some questions.
Why did I pursue change?
What was I looking for?
What did I do to myself and let others do to me?
What good came of the experiences I had?
What harm came of it?
How can I recover from these experiences and move on?
For those offering or considering ex-gay therapy:
Why is change so highly desired and what are the costs in pursuing it?
What happens once people leave your care? Do you know? Do you care?
Toscano says the ex-ex-gay movement is “a movement without a manifesto or agreed upon goals. Instead we have created a venue for people, who desperately sought to change and suppress their sexuality, an opportunity to unpack their experiences and to ask the essential questions.”