The comments about the “ex-gay” movement in today’s reading reminded me of a couple articles some friends of mine had posted on Facebook recently. Apparently, the movement has now ended, and Exodus International (the largest group) is shutting its doors. The homoerotic nature of some of the “therapy sessions” have caused a lot of pain, and this is now being addressed.
Here’s a link to the official video for Weird Al’s song “Born this Way“. How does this song riff on the idea of performing gender?
Just found this article about Qwo-Li Driskill and the Queer Studies program being built at OSU. I wonder how it works to not identify by gender at all. Thoughts?
(Alexis, I can’t remember how you made the awesome links appear in text. Could you remind me, please?)