Ex-Gay Survivor Initiative

Yesterday Soulforce organized a press conference outside the headquarters of the National Association for the Research and Treatment of Homosexuality (NARTH). Three ex-gay survivors, one of them a patient of NARTH’s Joseph Nicolosi, each read a statement and presented a collage that shares their ex-gay experiences and in particular the emotional, psychological and spiritual damage of reparative therapy and ex-gay ministry.

Daniel Gonzales, Darlene Bogle and Shawn O’Donnell stepped up to tell their stories. Daniel over posted about it at Box Turtle Bulletin and also has video of each of the statements delivered.

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  1. Ally on July 3, 2007 at 2:34 pm Reply

    I am so thrilled!

  2. Pomoprophet on July 3, 2007 at 6:10 pm Reply

    I’ve just returned home after the conferences and finishing up my part in that canadian documentary on faith and homosexuality.

    I just wanted to say it was nice to meet you on Friday night. I didnt know your full story and I respect how much time and effort you gave your attempt to “change.” I dont think anyone can really argue with your sincerity. I also thought your performance was well done and funny. You’re very talented and i’m thankful I got to see it and be a part of that night!

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