Backstory: The Ex Gay Movement

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Today’s Backstory segment looks at the ex-gay movement, a collection of religious and psychological groups that espouse discredited theories about sexuality and claim to be able to "cure" homosexuality. We’ll talk with Peterson Toscano, an ex ex-gay with the group Beyond Ex-Gay, and with Dr. William Meyer, a clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at Duke University.


William Meyer and Peterson Toscano
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Comments [5]

Billy Glover from LA the state

While it should be discussed academically, if there is a life style or if we seek to know a cause or cure, all is irrelevant to what this glbt community/movement is about, which is equal/civil rights for homosexual/glbt American citizens, as individuals, as the Constitution guarantees. Why is the Ninth Amendment ignored?

Oct. 16 2010 02:28 PM
dboy from nyc

... positive responses to Paladino's hate in other countries???

How about the Hasidic clown that hosted him, right here in THIS city!

Oct. 14 2010 01:45 PM
liz from Brooklyn

Isn't there some respected research indicating that homosexuality is genetically based?

Oct. 14 2010 01:41 PM
Eliot from Long Island

I am listening to your show with both interest and pain. I am a bisexual man who has been struggling with my dual sexuality for as long as I can remember. I was married for more than 20-years. I now have a wonderful girlfriend. And yet, I am still attracted to men. I struggle -- usually without much success -- to resist my urges to fulfill my same-sex needs. I am not alone! Most of my hook ups are with other married men found on Craigslist. There is no shortage of "us".

Oct. 14 2010 01:41 PM
Tom from Upper West Side

Life Style????

One's sexual orientation is not a "life style." Owning a motorboat, partying every night, being addicted to tennis....These are "life styles" - available to all sexual orientations!

Oct. 14 2010 01:37 PM

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