When It's Time To Change

Ex-Ex-Gays: Meet The People Who Tried To “Cure” You


Christine Bakke


Along with Peterson Toscano, artist Bakke founded Beyond Ex-Gay in 2007, an online community for ex-gay survivors. Bakke spent four years trying to go straight through conversion therapy, pastoral counseling, discipleship counseling, the Living Waters program and something called Where Grace Abounds in Denver (which would make a great name for a dyke bar). In 2007 she got a splash in Glamour magazine where she recounted the horror of trying to get fixed: “This is where it happened. And after it was over, this is where I was on the floor crying.”