According to their conference schedule (PDF), the troubled former gay youth activist turned ex-gay Michael Glatze will be speaking at the next annual conference of the National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH). Glatze announced a couple of months ago that he was no longer gay, believed homosexuality was death and was baptized into the Mormon Church.
By any analysis, the various statements of Glatze and his former partner, Benjie Nycum (audio 7-9-2007), lead us to believe he has some serious issues having nothing to do with homosexuality. However, the speed at which the ex-gay and anti-gay pundits embraced him initially must have seemed too much even for Glatze, and we’ve heard little from him in recent weeks.
His scheduled appearance at the upcoming NARTH conference would indicate that Nicolosi must see something in Glatze’s story which confirms his pet beliefs about what makes someone gay. From what we have heard so far, there is a lot in there to chose from. Hopefully, before it’s too late, this tormented young man will find someone to help him who isn’t also interested in dissecting his life to use as a template for others to “escape homosexuality.”