RECENT  POSTS:  » Maggie 'always-the-victim' Gallagher did nothing to earn her anti-gay reputation » Anti-gay activists still don't realize 'recruitment' claims make them look ridiculous » Florida pro-discrimination activist John Stemberger's history leaves no room for LGBT people » Read: Federal Judge strikes down Florida marriage ban; stays ruling » Video: Southern Baptists promote upcoming anti-gay (and pro-'ex-gay') conference » The marriage debate per anti-LGBT, pro-discrimination activist » AFA's daily prayer equates homosexuality with incest, bestiality, pedophilia » GLAAD: What FRC's exploitation of Robin Williams' death is really about » Scott Lively's new mission: Making America's churches super-duper extra anti-gay » BYU protects the sanctity of pre-printed greetings  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

02/20/2008

Video: Have you hugged your gay kids today?

by Jeremy Hooper

Here a G-A-Y we adore "ex-gay" survivor Peterson Toscano for his lighthearted take on the whole "former homosexual" concept. In this uncharacteristically serious and undeniably poignant video, he shows that he can also do the serious thing pretty well:

You know, those "ex-gay" programs really should come with a side effects list, just like those regularly featured in ads for prescriptions drugs. Maybe something like: "Users may experience unhappiness, a sense of unease, a disconnect between their inner desires and outward teaching, a strong desire to blame their parents, and a sudden urge to join the religious right in opposing rights for the community that you're trying to leave behind." As it stands, far too much of the potential collateral damage is going unacknowledged and, even more sadly, unresolved.

Parents and the Ex-Gay Movement [YouTube]

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails