An Open Letter to Exodus – Peterson Toscano
Peterson Toscano is a man who is an EX-ex-gay. He’s one of the people who lived through the ex-gay movement and now tells others what it’s all about.
His post begins with this paragraph:
Many of you know about an ex-gay conference that took place this past weekend in Uganda. (You can read several articles about this over at Box Turtle Bulletin) US-based promoters and providers of ex-gay treatments have increasingly sought ways to export their ideologies internationally with varying degrees of success and failure. This most recent mission trip to Uganda, a country that punishes gays with life long prison sentences, reaches new heights of irresponsibility.
Read the open letter to Exodus here.
The danger of “ex-gay” and “reparative therapy” groups
If you don’t believe there is something wrong with organizations who make it their business to try to tell people they are not okay the way they are, and need to fundamentally change their nature (or, at least deny it for the rest of their lives), read Peterson Toscano’s blog or read Christine Bakke’s blog.
The danger of exporting anti-gay attitudes to other countries
You don’t think there is a danger in exporting the anti-gay teachings of the ex-gay movement to other countries, especially those who already are guilty of human rights abuses? See the horrors that take place when people believe non-heterosexual people are less than equal and less than human. Huffington post has the most recent story:South Africa: ‘Corrective Rape’ Spreads To ‘Fix’ Lesbians