Ex-Gay Pride Month Canceled Over “Anti-Ex-Gay Extremism” — September Now “Ex-Gay Awareness Month”

ex-gay-switchThe poor, maligned ex-gays of America just can’t seem to catch a break. July was to be their month to show the pride that comes with being ashamed of one’s sexual orientation, but “anti-ex-gay-extremism” has rained all over their parade.

According to a statement from Voice of the Voiceless:

Due to some anti-ex-gay extremism that has occurred since we first announced Ex-Gay Pride 2013, the July 31 Lobbying Day on Capitol Hill and Evening Dinner/Reception at the Family Research Council has had to be moved and postponed to an undisclosed location in September….On the bright side, this harassment and anti-ex-gay extremism has reminded us just how intolerant some individuals and organizations are about the existence of ex-gays and former homosexuals. So much so, that we believe it is necessary not only to hold events in July for Ex-Gay Pride, but also to declare September as the First Annual Ex-Gay Awareness Month. Ex-Gay Awareness Month in September will be a time to reflect on the discrimination and marginalization that former homosexuals and ex-gays experience in the public at large. It will also provide some much needed exposure to students in secondary schools and colleges across the country to learn about the plights, challenges, and tribulations facing ex-gays in our culture.

Ugh, the intolerance is just sickening. To think anyone would take offense to a group of people who are innocently perpetuating the incredibly harmful myth that homosexuality is something to be ashamed of and can be remedied with the help of god, quack shrinks and blatant self-denial is just…really accurate. Oh, well, with Exodus having made an exit and the leadership of the ex-gay community crumbling under the weight of logic and reasoning, we guess those poor, lost souls need all the love and understanding they can get.

They’re not going to find it here ’cause ain’t nobody got time for that since there’s very real and very disturbing discrimination actually happening. But someone cares. Somewhere. And she’ll marry you at the drop of a chapeau.

h/t: Joe. My. God.

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  • 2eo

    Any actual details, logs, addresses?

    Nope, there’s no charges filed, no duress called and no reported incidents. I just had a look at the police records, literally nothing.

    Liars. But then the “Ex-Gay” movement isn’t exactly a bastion of truth, reality and facts is it.

  • MK Ultra

    and so the “Friends in Denial” festival fizzled out and the world still doesn’t give a shit.

  • ouragannyc

    Poor ex-gay people!

  • Ogre Magi

    If they are not gay anymore, why don’t they call themselves straight instead of ex-gay?

  • Polaro

    The problem is there really aren’t any ex-gay people. Its a party for no one.

  • Jackhoffsky

    “anti-ex-gay-extremism”? You know what? If they were ever drug out into the streets and beaten publicly for being who they are, I will be the first one throwing confetti at their ex-gay parade. Until then, this not only makes them seem stupid, it makes them seem weak. Obviously they (as a group) haven’t earned the term “pride” or else they haven’t looked up the definition.

  • plaintom

    It really is sad when you throw a party and your even your imaginary friends won’t come.

  • Charles175

    As polaro and plaintom have pretty much said, they’re just making a sorry fake excuse for the fact that they do not have people for their pitty patty party. Last month when they made this announcement, it was just after Exodus International had just shuddered its doors. I sent them a link to the original article explaining in detail the real reason why it failed and I sarcastically wish them the best of luck. They replied that they did not know what I was talking about. They asked me to please explain myself. Of course they were playing stupid.

  • Harley

    Please GOD! Rapture these poor, misguided fools, who only read 1 book, nothing else. They obviously live only to come to you. We need intelligence and reason. Ignorance and bigotry are not family values. Certainly doesn’t belong in public discourse.

  • Jared MacBride

    These guys can blow me – and I get the feeling that plenty of them would.

  • LadyL

    @Polaro: You know, that’s so true. Will you phone them, or shall I?

  • LadyL

    @Jared MacBride: Well, now you’re just being naughty.

  • Eiswirth

    The only true “plights, challenges, and tribulations facing ex-gays in our culture” are those experienced in the hearts and minds of so-call “ex-gays,” because there is no such thing as an ex-gay. You’re either gay or bisexual or you’re not. It can’t be wished or prayed or shocked out of you. The only road to happiness is self-acceptance. Thanks to religion and ignorance there are a lot of unhappy people. It doesn’t have to be that way.

  • Cam

    In other words, they couldn’t get anybody to go and the media wasn’t going to cover it so they lie.

    But I’m sure this group will be doing something equally as stupid like trying to get some black people to wear White Make-up and call themselves “Ex-Black” or maybe get women to bind their breasts and call themselves “Ex Women”.

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