“Ex-Gay” Awareness Month returns
for a second year in October.
October 3-4 event to take place at a yet-to-be disclosed location
in Washington, D.C. will feature Christian conservatives Alan Keyes,
Sandy Rios, Matt Barber and Peter Sprigg.
Also scheduled to appear are "ex-gay"
activists Greg Quinlan of Parents and Friends of Gays and Ex-Gays
(PFOX) and Christopher Doyle of Voice of the Voiceless.
Fewer than 10 people attended last
year's event, which took place on the steps of the Supreme Court,
where activists called on the justices to protect supposedly former gays, or
“I have suffered more discrimination
and intolerance as an 'ex-gay' than I did when I was actually in the
lifestyle,” said Grace Harley of Jesus is the Answer Ministry.
“Many 'ex-gays' are afraid to come out of the closet because of the
harassment we receive.”
A screening of Sing
Over Me, a documentary about Dennis Jernigan's “lifelong
struggle with homosexuality,” will take place during the 2-day
event. And Jernigan will receive the Courage Award for Former