I’ve spent a long and busy weekend here visiting former ex-lesbian (that means she is now a lesbian) Christine. She just had a LONG interview for a story that will be placed in a women’s fashion magazine. Who would have thought they would be interested in the “ex-gay” movement. So we got to talk “ex-gay” stuff.
I also shared some excerpts from some of my shows including my upcoming play, The Re-Education of George W. Bush.
Unexpected surprises from this trip included a chat and a drink with blogger Mike Ditto (who helped me organize my Sarfari bookmarks and tutored me on how to utilize RSS feeds–thanks!). I also had lunch with a long-term “ex-gay” leader. Really a wonderful face to face connection as we spoke and listened to each other. I don’t feel free to share the details, but I walked away feeling like we had genuine dialogue.
I met some of Christine’s friends–Jules from Autralia and Jordan and Cherise from the Women’s Circle (or is it the Womyn’s circle–a debate ensued over Ethiopian food.)
Last night in Loveland, CO, I got to see Kennan sing in a Christmas choral concert with full orchestra. I know Keenan from Gay Christian Network (GCN) and seeing him up there singing his solo I felt so proud of him knowing some of the struggle it’s been to come out and find himself.
Eugene, also from GCN did the driving and answered my hundreds of questions about his life, his blog, the emerging church movement and post-modern Christianty (fascinating guy).
Off to Quaker meeting for worship in a few minutes, but I just had to write and say what an awesome time it’s been here this weekend. Although I got NO Christmas shopping done. Oh, well, no one gets gifts this year.