Press release: Queer Performance Activist and Ex-Gay Survivor Peterson Toscano announces new direction to promote Queer Climate Change Action Through his performance work, media appearances, activism, and Biblical scholarship, Peterson Toscano has worked to expose the harm that comes from gay conversion therapy, the injustice within the LGBTQ community, and in faith communities towards transgender […]
Exodus International Vice President Randy Thomas has followed President Alan Chambers in apologizing to gays and lesbians: When Alan Chambers made his apology to the gay community, I couldn’t have been more supportive. I am so proud of my friend and fully agree with what he shared. I, too, have been taking a personal moral inventory. So […]
Proposition 8 is dead. Following today’s finding that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court has now declared it will not hear appeals against California’s decision to strike down Prop 8. This means that same-sex couples in California will remain legally married, entitled to the legal benefits federal government affords all married […]
It’s been a long time coming, but finally, almost eighteen months after the rebranding of Exodus International began, President Alan Chambers has acknowledged the harm he and his organization have done. When I heard he would be appearing on Lisa Ling’s Our America on the Oprah network, I steeled myself for more hazy, defensive posturing that failed […]
LGBT blogger Pam Spaulding has announced she’ll be putting down her pen and archiving her blog, Pam’s House Blend, as of July 1. Pam and her team have been writing about politics, culture, and gay and transgender issues for almost a decade. In recent years, however, ill health has taken its toll. PHB contributors Laurel Ramseyer, […]
A British journalist says she finally realized the value of same-sex marriage after falling in love with a man – despite previously identifying as gay. On The Guardian‘s Comment is free website, Helen Bell writes: I’ve always wanted to end up with someone interesting, clever, funny, attractive, liberal-minded and, above all, kind. My partner is all […]
This song was released last year, but somehow it passed me by until last night, when it played following the 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s play Beautiful Thing, at the Liverpool Playhouse. The song is Same Love, by rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis, with vocals by Mary Lambert. Macklemore, aka Ben Haggerty, touches on several […]
In 1998, Exodus International plastered the image of husband and wife John and Anne Paulk on billboards across America as proof of the ex-gay message that “Change Is Possible.” Together, the ex-gay married couple wrote a book, Love Won Out, the tale of how “God’s love helped two people leave homosexuality and find each other.” […]
It’s little wonder that with so few facts on their side, anti-gay activists are forced to make earth-shattering headlines out of unremarkable material. So it is that WorldNetDaily excitedly reveals that a gay activist has, supposedly, challenged pro-gay arguments: But now the homosexual activists have had a wrench thrown in their argument, with the admission […]
Mike Davidson, leader of the Northern Ireland-based Core Issues, has again misrepresented the reasons why he was dismissed from the British Psychodrama Association. The ex-gay therapist, whose group effectively promotes the work of NARTH in the UK, has complained before that his membership was revoked without a hearing. In his latest missive, to the Organisation […]
- The Fighting Words of Michael Brown January 24, 2008
- Psychiatrists Warn Church of England to Reject Reparative Therapy November 22, 2007
- Wendy Gritter of Exodus Member Ministry New Direction February 25, 2008
- Ex-Gay Therapist James Phelan Removed From Exodus Referral List November 13, 2007
- Exodus International Lays off Staff, Cuts Benefits August 23, 2010
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