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Ex-Gay Activist Gets Illustrated

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Here’s one book our imaginary children won’t be reading: Alfie’s Home by ex-gay activist Richard A. Cohen.

Cohen’s main claim to fame comes from his queer approach to “homo trauma”: clutching a pillow and pleading for his father’s love. Judging from the looks of this book, he’s been chatting up Without Prejudice‘s prejudiced panelist who thinks all gays were raped.

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By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Aug 27, 2007
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  • 38 Comments
    • Tallskin
      Tallskin

      Hmmm, and what about those of us who (sadly!) were never fiddled with by a horny uncle and those of us who had a fulfilling and loving emotional relationship with our fathers?

      Why are we gay? Why do we like riding the hairy trumpet? Playing the Pink Oboe? Like playing Hide The Sausage?

      And what about boys who didn’t have a good relationship with their fathers and who were fiddled with by uncles and who turn out straight (poor bastards!)

      Aug 27, 2007 at 12:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • agntriplx
      agntriplx

      Where is the chapter where Uncle Pete goes to jail?

      Aug 27, 2007 at 1:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KJ
      KJ

      What’s that, Tall, you want factual information? Oy! Don’t hold your breath.

      Cohen has even alienated himself from other “ex-gay ministries.” It is propoganda like this that keeps GLBT boys and girls in fundagelical settings closeted with the only antidote being the willingness of others to come out into the open. Been there; done that.

      Aug 27, 2007 at 1:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dawster
      Dawster

      that kind of pisses me off because i loved my father, thought the world of him, and (like tallskin) had a very loving relationship with him.

      and uncle pete isn’t gay, he’s a pedophile… and i’m surprised (well, not really) the difference isn’t presented. and your right Agntriplx… Uncle Pete should be headed off to jail… having him “cry” doesn’t help the next kid he molests.

      Aug 27, 2007 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Woof
      Woof

      Uncle Pete is kinda hot.

      Aug 27, 2007 at 1:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hisurfer
      hisurfer

      That’s the most damaged thing I’ve ever seen. Or at least, the most damaged thing I’ve seen this week (the weekend was a bit tragic). This will be a classic one day, up there with Reefer Madness and 1950′s sex-ed films. The cartoons on Page 13 are my early favorite … “Mother’s Love” and “Father’s Love” are really illustrations from the Kama Sutra.

      Richard Cohen is seriously troubled. This is like an intimate peek into a messed up mind. I’m a bad man for laughing at him.

      Aug 27, 2007 at 2:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WWH
      WWH

      My father was aloof (probably because he didn’t want to hang around his queer-boy son) and I was “molested” (probably because the perpetrator could sense the vulnerability of a budding queer-boy). Trouble is, I knew I was gay way before either experience. My point is that the fundies may be on to something with regard to some of our life experiences. It’s just that their cause and effect logic is all wrong. They use these experiences to prey (pray ?) upon we homos who may be a little more susceptible to their false sophistry.

      Aug 27, 2007 at 2:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cjc
      cjc

      My father was never distant; we were close and still are. My mother was never smothering. My uncle never raped me. So, why am I gay? Hmmmm… apparently this picture book can’t just explain it away.

      Aug 27, 2007 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rowen
      Rowen

      Apparently this kid in the book wasn’t really gay either. First of all, he’s 12, and I know I wasn’t really thinking about sex. . well, sorta. The other thing is that a bunch of jackasses at school call him faggot and that’s why he thinks he’s one? Very interesting.

      Aug 27, 2007 at 3:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alexa
      Alexa

      At first this made me angry, but it’s actually very sad. This is probably Cohen’s own life story, and he really, really needs counselling to deal with it. I don’t know if he’s gay or not, but, either way, he needs serious help – and he needs to stop projecting his own problems onto other people.

      Aug 27, 2007 at 4:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • james_boston
      james_boston

      What about me? I like both a little Trunnel, er, pee-pee and sometimes a little woo-woo (in keeping with children’s terms.) What, does that mean both men and women molested me when I was little? (if only!) How about one of my close friends? His step-dad fiddled with him but he’s still straight…this is what happens when drooling morons read a psych paper online and think they’re experts.

      Aug 27, 2007 at 5:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaksha2
      yaksha2

      Uncle Pete is obviously Conan O’Brien.

      Aug 27, 2007 at 7:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jake
      jake

      uncle pete touched me too!

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ICK
      ICK

      i wish i had an uncle pete to touch me….

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ill
      ill

      uncle pete is my savior!

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kid
      kid

      i wonder what uncle pete is doing nowadays…

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • danny
      danny

      he’s probably getting fucked in the ass

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ake
      ake

      God bless uncle pete.

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • danny
      danny [Different person #1 using similar name]

      I’D KILL MYSELF TO IF MY NAME WAS PETE!!!!

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scar
      scar

      you can suck my dick, or cock

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mufasa
      mufasa

      PISSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • simba
      simba

      HOLY SHIT!

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Uncle pete
      Uncle pete

      Hows it goin, guys?

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • danny
      danny

      DON’T TALK SHIT ABOUT TOTAL!!!

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kid
      kid [Different person #1 using similar name]

      uncle pete!! you came back

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Danny
      Danny

      ah bob saget

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • foreign dude
      foreign dude

      sicks sicks sicks da number of da bist

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dog
      dog

      om nom nom nom nom nom nom

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • toad
      toad

      Bump

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jill
      jill

      garggglelgle Casey garlglgeleelgleleg

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jay
      Jay

      I wish my “Uncle Pete” (whose name was G***** IRL) had taken more of a role in my life. He was my uncle’s little brother, not a blood relation, even. He would show up in town from time to time, a weekend here, a week there. My aunt and uncle lived across the street. G***** was nicer to me than anyone I knew. I loved it when he came to town.

      My parents (not very subtly) let it be known it probably wasn’t a good idea to hang around with him when we were alone.

      It would have been the most fun I’d ever had, to be alone with him, I bet. He was only eight years older than me…20 to my 12. I would’ve done him in a heartbeat, and loved every second. And he wouldn’t have been the one doing the seducing. If only…

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Janitor
      Janitor

      point to iraq

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jd
      Jd

      *points

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Janitor
      Janitor

      Thats china

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JD
      JD

      You’re china

      Nov 19, 2007 at 5:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • towlie
      towlie

      your a towel

      Nov 19, 2007 at 6:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Girl
      Girl

      Your not a towl are you?

      Nov 19, 2007 at 6:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lulz
      lulz

      This is great. Moar of this, please pirate this via torrent/rapidshit because buying it would be wrong, but laughing at it is good.
      Moar pages!

      Dec 18, 2007 at 6:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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