Dear Thrive Friends, Please join me in attending the Dare2Love one-day mini-conference (free!) put together by The Reformation Project team. Learn more and click through to let the conference organizers know you are coming by clicking here. I will also be doing a workshop there that day titled, “Beyond The Stained Glass Closet — Assessing the Harm […]
Back in the day, as a leader within the exgay movement, I don’t remember a single leader who didn’t crave the limelight. Being on a stage, in front of a camera, doing interviews, lobbying congress, was all so exciting. It is a point of affirmation of not only the lies being true but of personal […]
Trigger Warning for Survivors: This article, while careful writing was used in a way to try and protect survivors of conversion therapy, it is still going to possibly trigger readers who are survivors. If you decide to read, you may remember experiences with people described in one or more of the below groups. Please take […]
During a long formative season at Exodus International, we thought when it came to reparative therapy (known today as conversion therapy), that it was the answer to take us from backrooms of churches to a greater place of legitimacy in the church and with the culture. We had also hoped it would further distinguish us […]
Ex-gay/Conversion Ministry Leader, Linda Seiler wrote what I would consider a condescending note on Facebook titled, “Why Ex-gay Leaders Go Back.” She even includes a scary graphic of a person falling off a pedestal. I remember when I wrote a similar article to hers back in the day, I feared that the leaders who left […]
With great sadness, I learned that the United Methodist church has voted to uphold their institutionalized stigmatization against LGBT+ and those who affirm us.