Doin’ Chores in the Homo No Mo Halfway House


I hated Saturdays at the Love in Action residential “ex-gay” facility. This was our “free”day. Free except for our chores and for “fun rap” when we had to play football or some other inane activity.

Living in a Christian residence we each had to take turns doing various chores. My least favorite was mowing the lawn. Think of it, mowing the lawn in Memphis in the summer. Yuck. Although we were forbidden to go topless or even bare our upper arms in the program, we could wear sleeveless tee shirts (or “wife beaters”) when we mowed the lawn.

Other chores included grocery shopping (my favorite–it got me out of the house), cleaning the kitchen and the great room (it really wasn’t that great.) We also cleaned our bedrooms and bathrooms.

My all time favorite job was raking leaves. We piled the leaves up into giant mounds then dove into them. Kids again, a momentary escape from the madness of dehomosexualization.

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  1. Mark on July 12, 2005 at 2:02 pm Reply

    You look so butch, though. I love autumn!

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