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04/29/2010

PFAUX PAS

by Jeremy Hooper

Screen Shot 2010-04-29 At 12.05.30 Pm-1Yesterday, the LGBT community let out a collective "What the frigging junk science?!?" when we heard that D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty, a strong LGBT ally, had issued some sort of "certificate of appreciation" recognizing the "ex-gay" PFOX group and its nothing-if-not-disingenuous leader, Regina Griggs. Now, Fenty is both apologizing and clarifying.

This from The Washington Post:

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty apologized today over his decision to issue a certificate of appreciation honoring the leader of the "ex-gay" movement, which believes homosexuals can be "rehabilitated."

Fenty's statement comes one day after local and national gay rights leaders demanded to know why Fenty honored Regina Griggs, executive director of the Parents and Friends of ExGays and Gays. Mafara Hobson, a Fenty spokeswoman, called Griggs' award a "staff level error."

"We apologize for the error as it runs contrary to the mayor's vision of a more open and inclusive city," Hobson said. "The mayor is proud of his ardent support of the LGBT community."

Fenty apologizes for honoring leader of 'ex-gay' movement [WaPo]

No word as to how Griggs will respond to the embarrassing fact that her work and an erroneous recognition thereof is publicly unpalatable enough to merit a public clarification of this magnitude. Though knowing her fondness for junk science, Regina will probably embrace the research error as validation.

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**SEE ALSO: TWO Thanks DC Mayor For Explaining That PFOX Honor Was a Mistake [Truth Wins Out]

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