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Big Anti-Gay Confab Coming to Chicagoland July 14th

Protest Anti-Gay Hate Disguised as Religious Faith

GLN permalink posted June 25, 2009

Exodus International is the nation's foremost organization claiming to use Christianity to turn LGBT people into "ex-gays."

And while they say they "love" us, their fake attempts to change gays into straights is rooted in their hatred of gay people. They oppose all civil rights for LGBT people – equal employment, housing and access to public accomodations, and one of their board members even traveled to Uganda recently to endorse a vicious law which makes gay sex punishable by life imprisonment.

Every major, relevant professional association has denounced Exodus's efforts as potentially very damaging to the very people Exodus claims to "help."

As the American Psychiatric Association notes: "The potential risks of 'reparative therapy' are great, including depression, anxiety and self destructive behavior, since therapist alignment with societal prejudices against homosexuality may reinforce self hatred already experienced by the patient. Many patients who have undergone 'reparative therapy' relate that they were inaccurately told that homosexuals are lonely, unhappy individuals who never achieve acceptance or satisfaction. The possibility that the person might achieve happiness and satisfying interpersonal relationships as a gay man or lesbian is not presented, nor are alternative approaches to dealing with the effects of societal stigmatization discussed." (see www.TruthWinsOut.org for more resources on the "ex-gay" movement).

Help us expose the "ex-gay" fraud! Help show young LGBT people that there is an alternative to the damaging quack "therapy" that Exodus International promotes.

The Gay Liberation Network is organizing a protest against the opening of Exodus International's big annual convention and we invite you to join us:

6:30 PM
Tuesday, July 14
Wheaton College
500 College Avenue
Wheaton, Illinois

GLN is organizing transportation from Chicago to the protest, and may be able to offer it from some suburban locations. If you need transportation or are willing to offer it, please email LGBTliberation@aol.com

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