Recently writer and speaker Jay Sennett interviewed me for his blog. A female to male trans man, he asked me original questions about my body and how being in the “ex-gay” movement affected my physical identity.
While in the LIA program, we were taught and expected to stand erect with our arms to the side whenever we stood to receive “feedback” from staff or other participants. Our shoulders had to be squared back with our head up. We were required to maintain direct eye contact. One of my acts of rebellion while in the program was to squint my eyes whenever I received feedback. That or I would give the most piercing eye contact possible.
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In other news, GayLife, Maryland’s LGBT Community Newspaper, just published an interview with me. I stood in a wet and smelly phone booth in Oxford, England while I spoke with the reporter, Beth Barnes. She must have felt prety chummy with; she refers to me the article as Peter. What cheek!