LGBT blogger Pam Spaulding has announced she’ll be putting down her pen and archiving her blog, Pam’s House Blend, as of July 1. Pam and her team have been writing about politics, culture, and gay and transgender issues for almost a decade. In recent years, however, ill health has taken its toll. PHB contributors Laurel Ramseyer, [...]
A British journalist says she finally realized the value of same-sex marriage after falling in love with a man – despite previously identifying as gay. On The Guardian‘s Comment is free website, Helen Bell writes: I’ve always wanted to end up with someone interesting, clever, funny, attractive, liberal-minded and, above all, kind. My partner is all [...]
This song was released last year, but somehow it passed me by until last night, when it played following the 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s play Beautiful Thing, at the Liverpool Playhouse. The song is Same Love, by rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis, with vocals by Mary Lambert. Macklemore, aka Ben Haggerty, touches on several [...]
In 1998, Exodus International plastered the image of husband and wife John and Anne Paulk on billboards across America as proof of the ex-gay message that “Change Is Possible.” Together, the ex-gay married couple wrote a book, Love Won Out, the tale of how “God’s love helped two people leave homosexuality and find each other.” [...]
It’s little wonder that with so few facts on their side, anti-gay activists are forced to make earth-shattering headlines out of unremarkable material. So it is that WorldNetDaily excitedly reveals that a gay activist has, supposedly, challenged pro-gay arguments: But now the homosexual activists have had a wrench thrown in their argument, with the admission [...]
Mike Davidson, leader of the Northern Ireland-based Core Issues, has again misrepresented the reasons why he was dismissed from the British Psychodrama Association. The ex-gay therapist, whose group effectively promotes the work of NARTH in the UK, has complained before that his membership was revoked without a hearing. In his latest missive, to the Organisation [...]
Today is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. Take a few moments to remember victims of transphobic violence and think about how you can help make the world a safer and fairer place for all people, whatever their gender identity. For your contemplation, here’s Trans Europe’s list of 265 trans men and women reported murdered [...]
Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009 — legislation that could see gays and lesbians punished with life sentences and even execution — has not gone away. Reports suggest it will go before Ugandan Parliament before the end of 2012. The plain facts of the bill have not changed since MP David Bahati first proposed the laws in [...]
The UK’s Minister of State for Care Services has told Parliament the British government does not condone the idea of a “gay cure.” Asked for the government’s official position on the practise of therapy to change sexual orientation, Norman Lamb, a Liberal Democrat health minister in the UK’s Conservative-Liberal coalition, replied: The Department of Health [...]
I am an openly and unashamedly gay man — and yet, when I hug a male friend, gay or straight, I don’t need an instructor in my ear reminding me it’s a non-sexual hug. It is, contrary to the mythology of the ex-gay movement, possible to be a healthy, gay-identified man without foisting your sexual [...]
- The Fighting Words of Michael Brown January 24, 2008
- Psychiatrists Warn Church of England to Reject Reparative Therapy November 22, 2007
- Wendy Gritter of Exodus Member Ministry New Direction February 25, 2008
- Ex-Gay Therapist James Phelan Removed From Exodus Referral List November 13, 2007
- Exodus International Lays off Staff, Cuts Benefits August 23, 2010
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