If you practice this, you’re a quack. There’s just no other word for it. You are doing damage; you are not upholding the oath to take care of people’s mental health.” – Kate Kendell, NCLR
Over the past few years, the snake-oil industry of “ex-gay” therapy has suffered some significant blows. Exodus International folded its tents in the US, and Alan Chambers offered an apology for its misguided work. Prominent former ex-gay leader Jonathan Paulk recently published an apology in Politico. But none of this has stopped a particular strain of conservative religion from continuing to promote this as a valid way to, quote, “walk out of the homosexual lifestyle.”
Taking concrete action to say “enough is enough” is the National Center for Lesbian Rights, which has just launched its #bornperfect campaign. Executive Director Kate Kendell spoke to guest host Greg Lebel about this important initiative.