Fish Can’t Fly National Coming Out Project

Shocked about plans by anti-gay Dr. Throckmorton* to blanket the US during National Coming Out Month with a film that proports gays can become straight, Wayne Besen approached Tom Murray, Shawn O’Donnell and me to see if we can organize a counter-action.

Every October 11th, thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and allies celebrate National Coming Out Day. They hold workshops, speak-outs, rallies and other kinds of events where they dispel myths about same-gender loving people and sexual minorities and affirm the coming out experience.

In an affront to the positive spirit of this event, the anti-gay group, Truth Comes Out Project, recently announced plans to screen their film during this same time period as a counter move to the Coming Out event.

Read more at National Coming Out Project
And spread the word!

*Throckmorton, the perfect name for an anti-gay nemisis. Sounds retro 50’s with a sexually nuanced twist

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  1. abbyladybug on August 21, 2005 at 2:57 pm Reply

    My DVD came in the mail the other day. I probably won’t watch it until Boston, but I’m interested to see it. I also listened to about half of the radio interview. Very interesting. I’m not a religious person, and it was fascinating to me to hear your experiences of the divine at such a young age. At about the same ages, I was having my doubts about the existence of God. Spirituality came later for me, when I got into Buddhism then later was in Al-Anon. Journeys of spirituality fascinate me. Thanks for sharing yours.

  2. Jennifer on August 21, 2005 at 8:52 pm Reply

    I bought a DVD of Fish Can’t Fly at NEYM, but of course, still have yet to watch it.

  3. Tom on August 23, 2005 at 2:16 am Reply

    Hey Peterson,
    The director of the Phila GLB Community Center even happens to be Quaker, so maybe I’ll be able to arrange something.

    Of course, I’m thinking you need to return here to do your show, maybe at Penn, Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, Harverford, or some of the zillions of other U’s in the area.

    Maybe I need to be making some phone calls! 🙂

    –Tom

  4. Peterson Toscano on August 25, 2005 at 9:27 pm Reply

    Tom, you know I enjoy Philly, so bring it on. This past year I performed at Haverford and Swarthmore and had a great response.

    Then when I come back to Philly we can HANG out!

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