Hello, Gay Guy here, your resident One-Trick Pony (although based on my track record since I moved to San Diego, I think that number ought to be changed, or at least “At A Time” added on until further notice ;)), regaling you with yet another PlanetOut story (that I got off of Yahoo!). It’s been a while since I posted something like this, so I’m entitled (besides, there might just be a GD here).
So here’s the article I found dated February 1:
Yet another blow against Exodus - their “poster boy” John Paulk was caught in a DC gay bar about five months ago.
So are the “change” programs like Exodus ever going to admit/realize/give in that their programs simply don’t work? Or are we going to see more groups like one recently profiled on 20/20 (I do not have a link - I remember it was a group with “love” in it somewhere) that’s going to focus on changing a person’s behavior, rather than their actual orientation (i.e., either grit your teeth, think of the Queen, have sex with the opposite gender and think of England; or go the celibate route)? These, too, seem doomed to failure, although they are at least more realistic than trying to change something that is, by all personal accounts and professional opinions, innate to a person’s nature.
Have at it.