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Lilacs in Garden, Charlton, UK 2009

Lilacs in Garden, Charlton, UK 2009


After two car rides, two train rides, one subway and one tube ride and an overnight flight, I arrived safe and sound into London and spent much of the day on my own in Greenwich taking pictures, seeing the sites and strolling in the park. Fortunately it was a sunny day, which will help with jet lag.

I spoke briefly with a BBC radio reporter about the ex-gay conference going on this weekend in London featuring NARTH’s Joseph Nicolosi. A friend of mine actually received “treatment” from Nicolosi. Dan Gonzales tells about his experience in  this YouTube video.
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In other ex-gay news, turns out a big study that has been used for some time by folks who promote and provide conversion therapy, including NARTH, is well, not all that sound. Surprised? Via Towelroad:

Masters and Johnson ‘Gay Conversion’ Studies Exposed as Fraud

Oft-cited by right-wing religious groups and the Catholic church, the 1979 Homosexuality in Perspective book by sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, has nothing to back it up, we learn, 30 years later

tulips in Greenwich, UK

tulips in Greenwich, UK

Many of you heard that the jury to try Angie Zapata’s murdered ended yesterday with a guilty verdict. Autumn Sandeen, a transgender woman who blogs for Pam’s House Blend, attended the trial, wrote about it, and has been interviewed on Trans-Ponder about the experience (not for the faint of heart).

Tomorrow I will spend much of the day meeting up with people, prepping for Saturday’s performances, and meeting my friend Mark for dinner. And now I go to bed exhausted but content.

This post has 4 Comments

  1. alexander resare on April 23, 2009 at 7:50 pm Reply

    hey! It’s considered one of the deadly sins to show images on lilacs when we still have snow here!

  2. p2son on April 23, 2009 at 7:58 pm Reply

    Xander, you better sort out that snow business before I arrive in a mere five weeks!

  3. LittleBird on April 24, 2009 at 7:26 am Reply

    just saw this on the bbc news online headlines – a response from the royal college of psychiatrists to the anglican mainstream conference

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8015711.stm

    it’s the fifth most popular story on the site right now.

  4. Sheriah in SA on April 24, 2009 at 11:42 am Reply

    Peterson, its hard for any flower loving woman to ignore your blog, especially when I know that you are in the habit of posting gorgeous pictures of flowers! So, I was just passing by to look for flowers and found them! Oh my God, those are beautiful photos! I was blown away especially by the lilacs in the garden, breathtaking…I think flowers have a way of bringing a mysterious kind of joy and warmth to people’s hearts, I know that for a fact! And, I just read your blog, interesting views and reviews going on there in the Uk…Good luck!

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