What is an “ex-gay”?

When a friend asked me shortly after my religious conversion what an “ex-gay” was, I replied, “Oh, that’s what evangelicals call their gay people.”

[Disputed Mutability, via Eve Tushnet]

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  1. cymast

     /  October 23, 2009

    Great quote!

    DM I found too confusing and sad . .

  2. cymast

     /  October 23, 2009

    A brief overview of the so-called “Ex-Gay” movement:

    http://www.truthwinsout.org/history-of-the-ex-gay-ministries/

    What is an ex-gay? They are mythical creatures. IMO

  3. acilius

     /  October 23, 2009

    I’m not sure what DM is getting at either, but I certainly wish her well on her journey.

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