Posts Tagged ‘ex-gay’

The Morning After: Fabulous Ex-Gay Scarf Edition

* Via BLOgT: Even ex-gays are allowed to wear fabulous scarves.

PFOX Demands Elena Kagan Out Herself as “Ex-Gay”

People who actually identify their sexual orientation as "ex-gay" are a rare breed, but Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) nevertheless manages to ferret out former homosexuals everywhere. Take the organization's most recent mission: For Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to out herself as used-to-be gay. Here's the pitch, from self-identified ex-gay Greg Quinlan:

The Blood Donation Ban on Men Who Have Sex With Men, Reconsidered

Via Metro Weekly: This June, the "Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability" intends to commence reconsidering an FDA policy that's been in place since 1985: The one "prohibiting men who have had sex with another man 'even one time since 1977' from donating blood."
Three blood-y groups—The American Association of Blood Banks, America's [...]

The Morning After: Ex-Gay Christopher Hitchens Edition

* Christopher Hitchens: Ex-gay, kind of! In his forthcoming memoir, the writer who does not think this is very funny refers to his continued sexual relations with men—past his regular gay dalliances at boarding school—as a "relapse":
''Every now and then, even though I was by then fixed on the pursuit of young women, a [...]

“Ex-Gays” Search In Vain for “Gay Center of the Brain”

Last week, Montgomery County high schoolers brought home an extra special science lesson with their report cards: A flier from Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) informing parents that their gay kids don't have to stay that way.

Parent Files Complaint Against Gay Teacher Over “Child’s Sense of Innocence”

Innocence: Once a gay guinea pig takes it away, only complaining to the D.C. government will get it back.
Margaret C. Hemenway, identifying herself as a D.C. Public Schools parent, claims to have filed a complaint with Chancellor Michelle Rhee over her seven-year-old child's "sense of innocence." At what exact moment was the first-grader's innocence whisked [...]

PFOX Stages More Ex-Gay County Fair Shenanigans!

Every summer,the Arlington County fair serves up pony rides, minor reality television stars, and if you're lucky, a good old dust-up involving members of the local ex-gay lobby.
In 2007, Parents & Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) volunteer David Elliott claimed that he was assaulted at the fair's ex-gay booth by an unidentified gay man. [...]

Ex-Gay Group Calls Hate Crime Laws “Anti-Ex-Gay”

Remember Parents & Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX), that rag-tag group of heterosexual activists that just can't seem to find many "ex-gay" people to advocate for? Last we heard from PFOX, the group was celebrating a court decision which said that "ex-gays"—people who were once gay, but are now totally heterosexual—should be covered under [...]

PFOX Explains Why It Can’t Find More Ex-Gays

Virginia's leading ex-gay advocacy group, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX), has had trouble recruiting ex-gays to its cause. In a PFOX blog post published on Tuesday, the group attempts to explain why.
Quoting liberally from Neil Whitehead's book, "My Genes Made Me Do It!," PFOX argues that there are plenty of "ex-gays" living [...]

Fun With Ex-Gay Press Releases

"Remnant International Public Relations Division" must have heard that I'm hot on the "ex-gay" beat now. R.I.P. relations (ouch) just sent me a press release offering up Cornelius Williams, author of "Transition: From Homosexual to Preacher," for an interview. (Sorry, PFOX: This ex-gay is based in Chicago). Unfortunately, I am ill-equipped to provide [...]