John Paulk was the former poster boy for the so-called "ex-gay" movement, but in 2012, he came out and renounced their involvement with the movement. Now he is appearing as a contestant on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen.
Anti-LGBT activists, who are so obviously down on their luck in a landscape where their "wins" are now few and far between, are looking for any opportunity to capitalize on a conversation that is more prominent, newsworthy, or mainstream than their own personal crusade against basic fairness.
The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), the so-called "ex-gay" organization that has been facing many legal challenges and a deteriorating reputation, has decided to rebrand itself.
Last week, Newsweek published two full-length stories on the so-called "ex-gay" movement's decline onehighlighted former "ex-gay" activist, John Paulk, while another told the story of Mathew Shurka, who went through attempts to change his sexual orientation, and is now a vocal critic of the dangerous practice.
Alec Fischer has started a Change.org petition, calling on the Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton, as well as state legislators, to pass a ban on "ex-gay" therapy. So far, over 35,000 people have signed on. Add your name.
Harry Jackson is about as connected to anti-LGBT politics as any likeminded commentator could ever hope to be. This being the case, it's both interesting and instructive to know that Mr. Jackson has signed himself up for to speak at a so-called "ex-gay" conference.