Tag Archives: Ex-Gay

Queer and Queerer Ep. 81 – Celibacy: Same Shameful Ingredients In A Shiny New Package

Zack and Peterson are back to talk about a new (old) product on the market: celibacy! Also known as “ex-gay lite.” Since the ex-gay movement has largely crumbled in recent years and it’s no longer convincing to argue that sexual orientation can be changed, conservatives are now encouraging gay, lesbian, and bisexual people to just […]

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Hate Mail From Sharon Kass: ‘Zack Ford, Captive of Gay-ness’

I got some very amusing hate mail this week! Many folks out in the LGBT activism world are familiar with Sharon Kass. She regularly trolls advocates of equality with emails extolling ex-gay therapy and the ex-gay group NARTH. In fact, Truth Wins Out has been tracking her for some time, and she’s also had run-ins […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 76 – Is The Marin Foundation Building Bridges?

This episode features Peterson Toscano’s tell-all about Andrew Marin and The Marin Foundation, best known for encouraging Christians to attend Pride events holding signs apologizing for how churches have harmed LGBT people. Zack listens as Peterson shares his roller coaster of confusing about whether or not The Marin Foundation is actually helping build bridges between […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 75 – The Exodus Exodus

Not only are Zack and Peterson truly back, but for once they’re actually in the same room! Broadcasting from Zack’s apartment in Washington, DC, we discussed the epic change up at Exodus International — namely, Alan Chambers’s apology for the ex-gay ministry and announcement last week that he was shutting it down. A big chapter […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 74 – Coming Back and Moving On

Inspired by Arrested Development, Zack and Peterson have returned from their indeterminate hiatus. Peterson discusses the passing of his father, and Zack offers a few updates from the blogging world. Peterson is also now a climate activist, and rightfully so! If you’re excited that we’re back, you should leave some comments, or tweet us, and […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 62 – African-Americans and Latinos Can Be Gay, Too?

Zack and Peterson are back after a very slight delay this past week, and the episode is jam-packed to compensate. Birds in the background. Bank Holidays. Memorial Day. Fighting ex-gay therapy abroad. Latin America’s Oprah/Jerry Springer? Federico García Lorca. The National Organization for Marriage’s race-wedging. Marriage polling that counters conservatives’ narratives. Dolores Huerta. Burritos. And more! […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 61 – The First-Ever FAVORITE THINGS Episode!!

Zack and Peterson do their first ever favorite things episode! All our favorite things are listed below, but you should totally listen to the podcast first so there aren’t any spoilers. I mean, seriously, we’re much more interesting to listen to than boring text on the screen. In fact, why are you even reading this […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 55 – Ex-Gays in the Media

This week, Zack and Peterson continue the conversation about ex-gay therapy in the media — in particular, the NPR story that featured Peterson. But though some media portrayals still aren’t getting the message right, a new film paints a better picture. This Is What Love In Action Looks Like follows the story of Zach Stark, the […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 54 – The State of the Ex-Gay Movement (ft. Christine Robinson)

Thanks to Michele Bachmann’s family business, ex-gay therapy is getting mainstream coverage in the news once again. But is it getting the coverage it deserves? Peterson and Zack welcome Christine Robinson back to the podcast to discuss how the media can better respond to the ex-gay movement and challenge the harmful rhetoric that continues to […]

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Target, Chick-Fil-A, and Our Reluctance To Sacrifice

As we learn more about the anti-LGBT efforts of Target and Chick-Fil-A, we have to decide whether we’re going to stand on principles or comfortably tolerate our inequality.

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