Ex-Gay Survivors on the Screen

I’ve been away on a retreat with my Quaker meeting up near the Berkshire Mountains. Lovely and no Internet for days.

But stuff has been happening. On Friday ABC’s 20/20, they featured married folks who had to face having a gay or lesbians spouse. I have yet to see the segment, I know it features the former wife of a gay mormon. In the segment they also revisit Love in Action and interview Wade Richards, who back in 2000 was an ex-gay poster child but has since come out as gay and started a pro-gay organization in Phoenix, AZ.

Ex-gay Survivor Vince Cervantes tells more of his story via YouTube. He attended the Ex-Gay Survivor Conference and was also a member of this spring’s Equality Rides sponsored by Soulforce.

Tomorrow evening (Tuesday) CNN’s program Prime News will feature a panel of folks talking about the new “ex-gay study” published by Intervaristy Press and praised by folks at Focus on the Family. Ex-gay survivor and BeyondExGay.com cofounder Christine Bakke will appear on the panel. She has sat with the stories of hundreds of ex-gay survivors and put some of these together in the form of collages.
You can read a well-presented review of the study by Jim Burroway here.

And if you were interested in the video of the recent program on Fox’ Morning Show, here is part one which mostly features Alan Chambers:

And Part two with a little bit of me and the rest of the panel.
Hat tip to Good as You.

This post has 5 Comments

  1. Peterson Toscano on September 24, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    UPDATE: Christine just called to say that the CNN segment has been postponed until the end of the week or next week.

    Will keep you posted.

  2. Anonymous on September 25, 2007 at 2:19 am

    Vince Cervantes !

    What a sweetheart!


  3. Anonymous on September 25, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    Hi Peterson. Good to see you back around the neighborhood this morning. It must be interesting to be on TV so much lately! I hope I can see you perform sometime.
    Meghan (from down the street)

  4. KJ on September 25, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    Nice job, Peterson!

  5. Vince Cervantes on September 25, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    I was really impressed with the Morning Show! Yay Peterson!

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