Below are some photos from our action outside of Love Won Out in Memphis. Our goal was to tell the other side of the story. Here you see Ryan, Daniel, Jacob, John and Brandon. Thank you Daniel and Brandon for making the sign and Jacob for help with the words.
Here I am quoting my dad.
The cute couple Jacob & Ryan
Jim Burroway gets interviewed by Fox
Ex-gay survivor Jason with the sign “I tried Ex-gay Therapy (It Didn’t Work) flanked by local supporters from PFLAG and the Memphis Friends Meeting.
Local folks standing out with survivor and Bob (Holy & Whole) who arrived rom Topeka that morning.
Christine Bakke blogged last night about some of the Saturday events here in Memphis as part of Deconstructing the Ex-Gay Myth—A Weekend of Action & Art.
Today we had, among other events, the Mid-South Regional Gathering for Ex-Gay Survivors and Allies. At the conference in Irvine, I was so busy doing the behind-the-scenes work I didn’t really have the ability to participate in the conference. This afternoon, though, I was able to take part in the activities and workshop we’d planned. I really needed it. I’ve been heavily processing a lot of stuff the last 6 months or so and it really helped to get together with a group of folks who know exactly what I’m talking about, and just really “get” me. It also felt good to be able to communicate with my art.
We did another chalk talk. We’ll post photos of it soon. It moved me deeply and I participated by writing a lot of thoughts on the paper wall, and then crying and processing during the debriefing. I really appreciate everyone else’s comments and input, as well as the understanding nods as we all talked about our experiences. It is so wonderful not to feel alone with all of this.
Read all of Christine’s post here.