Saturday, April 07, 2007

Lesbians Bearing Witness

How excellent that we get to hear more and more from lesbian ex-gay survivors. Darlene Bogle was not only a "former lesbian" but also served as an ex-gay leader with Exodus. She recently submitted her survivor narrative, (My Exodus from Exodus) and two articles to In the article Healing from the Broken Truth, Darlene writes:
I had been part of the Gay community for many years, but with my connections to ex-gay ministry, extensive prayer healing sessions, and a strong will to not be rejected by the God who loved me and gave Himself for me on the cross; I thought I was free from homosexual desire. That was the truth I spoke out on national television and wrote about in articles and several books. I proclaimed that truth, and shared that pathway to every caller, offering hope for them to share in the promised land of freedom.

There was only one problem. Many of the calls were repeat calls from gays and lesbians who followed the prescription to sexual freedom and were still stuck in the land of broken truth. They wanted to be free from same sex attraction, and had read their Bibles faithfully, but they still had the desires. The dreaded question always came into the conversation.
You can read more here.

As I mentioned in a previous post, my partner in justice, Christine Bakke, appears in the May Glamour magazine, on new stands now. The full text is actually over at Glamour's site. On Monday they will have an on-line "chat" with Christine. Anyone can sign-up for free and get involved in the conversation. Go for it. I know Christine would love to hear from you.

So where are the other lesbian survivors??? Your stories are so valuable and essential for the discussion. Visit bXg and see about submitting your narrative or an article.


At 10:44 AM , Blogger Allyson Dylan Robinson said...

I couldn't find a link or any details for the chat on Monday, Peterson. Any more info to offer us?

At 5:01 PM , Blogger Christine Bakke said...

Hey Ally,

It's not actually a chat, more like a blog comment area (people can comment, ask me questions, and I will post a comment back, totally like this blog, it seems).

Click this link

At 12:25 PM , Blogger Peterson Toscano said...

Can someone explain to me why here at this blog and over at Ex-gay watch, virtually NO ONE left comments about this article. It's not like Christine is a stragnger on this blog or at XGW.

Soften lesbian issues do not get the attention they deserve (much like trans and bisexual issues).

I know descrimination occurs in the LGBT community and sexism is epidemic among all sorts of men (and some women).

Not to pick on people who didn't comment here or accuse anyone of anything, but I find it surprising (or maybe not).


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