Tag Archives: National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH)

Queer and Queerer Ep. 32 – Thankshaving Turkeys and Scoundrels

Just in time to download into your MP3 player before hitting the road, Peterson and Zack are back to keep things light and just talk a bit about Thanksgiving. After delving into some of the religious connotations behind the holiday (and Zack’s interpretation that it should be “Thankshaving”), we have to take some time to […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 30 – Genocidal Tendencies and Sexual Proclivities

This special episode was recorded on Saturday, November 6, live at the Soulforce Symposium in Philadelphia! While Peterson is milling about reconnecting with his ex-ex-gay brethren, Zack conducts two interviews. First up is sexologist and ex-gay survivor Jallen Rix and he wants you to feel very comfortable with your body! Then, we hear from JMU […]

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A Weekend Response to NARTH (Lifting Luggage and the Soulforce Symposium)

This weekend, there were two responses to the NARTH conference in Philadelphia. Check out pictures from the “Lift Your Luggage” protest and my thoughts about how the LGBT movement addresses (and doesn’t address) the ex-gay movement.

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The Marriott Plays for Both Teams, One of Which is NARTH’s

What’s a company with a 100 equality rating like Marriott doing offering safe harbor to an organization as dangerous and harmful as NARTH? Watch as NARTH admits how they hate relying on a pro-gay hotel to host their very anti-gay conferences.

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No, Really. You Can NOT Change Your Sexual Orientation!

This weekend I will be joining Truth Wins Out and Soulforce in Philadelphia to “lift my luggage” and protest against the evil fallacies of NARTH.

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 26 – Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

It’s National Coming Out Week, so Zack, Peterson, and guest Marvin Bloom are here to share some coming out stories. Enjoy three unique stories about coming out that don’t quite fit the usual narrative. We also discuss the upcoming NARTH conference in Philadelphia and efforts from Soulforce, Beyond Ex-Gay, and Truth Wins Out to respond […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 19 – Beyond Prop 8 and Beyond Ex-Gay (ft. Christine Bakke)

She graced the pages of Glamour magazine. She stunned the nation on Good Morning America. She helped launch a movement (Beyond Ex-Gay) and NOW she is our guest on Queer and Queerer! Zack and Peterson welcome Christine Bakke to the program. Christine is an artist, an activist, and an outspoken ex-gay survivor. As a lesbian […]

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I’m Sorry, NARTH, I’m So Sorry…

The Tenth Doctor on Doctor Who said “sorry” a lot, but when he said, “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry,” it meant he knew something very sad about the people he was saying it to that they were not (and might never be) aware of. To the National Association for the Research & Therapy of Homosexuality: […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 5 – Dr. Rekers’ Long Stroke and Super Summer Jobs

Zack and Peterson dive into this week’s scandal of Dr. Rekers of the Family Research Council and NARTH and his hiring of rent boy “Lucien.” How does the media cover ex-gay issues? How does the LGBT community respond to sex work?  Will Lucien be cast aside after the scandal subsides like Mike Jones after Ted […]

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If The Pope’s Number 2 Says It, It Must Be True… Right? Pedophilia vs. Homosexuality

The “Deputy Pope,” Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, spouted this complete garbage today: Many psychologists and psychiatrists have demonstrated that there is no relation between celibacy and pedophilia. But many others have demonstrated, I have been told recently, that there is a relation between homosexuality and pedophilia. That is true. That is the problem. […]

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