Jack's blog consists of random thoughts, found items, philosophy and humor.
I post this for the illumination of all those who still think that ex-gay therapy can be effective in changing a person's orientation.
Beyond Ex-Gay is a community for survivors of any form of “sexual orientation change efforts” (SOCE), more commonly known as ex-gay therapy. Recently, they conducted a survey of the survivor community to gather some information about why people tried to change their sexuality and what they experienced, and the answers are revealing. Obviously this sample
Victorian housemate Benjamin has proposed to his boyfriend on live television moments after being crowned the winner of Nine's new series of Big Brother.
Anderson was the only person in America who didn't realize how transparent the walls of his closet were.
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has announced that he is gay. (Or perhaps we should say he has confirmed what virtually everyone with an Internet connection and access to gossip blogs has assumed.)Finally!I’ve always wondered why he never discussed this sooner. The host of both “Anderson Cooper 360” on CNN and a syndicated daytime talk show, he’s smart, popular, handsome and respected.
Recently, several young people have taken their own lives after being bullied for being gay – or perceived as being gay – by their peers. Their deaths are shocking and heartbreaking tragedies. No one should have to endure relentless harassment or tormenting. No one should ever feel so alone or desperate that they feel have nowhere to turn. We each share a responsibility to protect our young people. And we also have an obligation to set an example of respect and kindness, regardless of our differences.