Friday, June 6, 2008

Demonstration by LGBT & Allies at "Ex-Gay" Conference in Orlando, Florida

According to Lavender Newswire:

"June 7 Event to Send Message that Parents Love Their LGBT Children “Just the Way They Are”

WHAT: Parents, family members, clergy and allies from across the Gulf Coast region will greet attendees entering the Orlando, Florida “Love Won Out” conference. The conference, organized by the American Family Association, endorses so-called “reparative therapy” for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Members of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will greet attendees with donuts, coffee and information on embracing lesbian and gay loved ones.

WHO: PFLAG parents will be joined by supportive members of the clergy from around Orlando, as well as PFLAG National executive director Jody M. Huckaby and Lance Helms, Gulf Coast Regional Director for PFLAG.

WHY: So-called “ex-gay ministries,” such as “Love Won Out,” use out-moded medical theories and radical religious beliefs to justify trying to alter gay and lesbian people’s natural sexual orientation. In 1990, the American Psychological Association (APA) stated that scientific evidence does not show that conversion therapy works and that it can do more harm than good.

WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 2008 7:00am

WHERE: First Presbyterian Church, 106 E. Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801"

8 comments:

Miss Vicki said...

"June 7 Event to Send Message that Parents Love Their LGBT Children “Just the Way They Are” --

Music to my ears.

Kid A said...

Thank you for this; I will be there!

Queers United said...

Awesome Kid A, be sure to let us know how it goes! I wish I could be there but I am miles away in NY.

thehostess said...

I'm in Philly, but sooo happy to see this!

Kid A said...

It's literally 8 miles away from my apartment, so I'm jazzed.

Queers United said...

How did it go Kid A? Do you think the efforts were succesful?

Queers United said...

Found this inspiring video on Pflag's blog that documents who attended.

Queers United said...

http://www.pflag.org/blog/?p=422

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