Saturday, March 01, 2008

Chalk Talk on Ex-Gay Experiences

Last weekend in Memphis Beyond Ex-Gay held a regional gathering for ex-gay survivors and allies. Like at last summer's Ex-Gay Survivor Conference we also did a Chalk Talk, which is a visual conversation done on a wall. Anyone can write a word, phrase or image about the prompt. They can also connect thoughts.

This time we chose for our prompt Ex-Gay Experiences. Daniel Gonzales of Box Turtle Bulletin took some footage of the Chalk Talk once we finished. Christine blogged about the experience here.

The power about a Chalk Talk is that everyone can add what they like. Also, their words stay out there. With the Ex-Gay Survivor Movement one of the things we hope to see is ex-gay leaders and others who promote ex-gay therapies to listen to the words and stories of ex-gay survivors. Here is a wonderful opportunity.

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At 9:46 AM , Blogger Vivienne Yuki Choe said...

I believe sooner or later, more and more ex-gay leaders will turn their backs on the distortion of religion and science, as recent times had shown. They simply can no longer deny the hard truth that many ex-gay survivors coming out.

As LWO and LIA had shown a low presence of gays and lesbians, but rather both are just gatherings to indoctrinate a mostly friends and family crowd; the Ex-Gay Survivor Conference actually shows the real faces of people involved, people who are hurt by Ex-Gay ministries.

At 4:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you know that my childhood nickname was Lia? So every time I see LIA I just see someone shouting at me.


At 6:59 PM , Blogger Christine Bakke said...

Crazy, Alex....wish there was some acronym now for something that was LEX. Maybe we can work on that...


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