Monday, April 02, 2007

Beyond Ex-Gay and the Survivor's Conference

Today marks the launch of a new web site called Beyond Ex-Gay (bXg). It was started by my friends Peterson Toscano and Christine Bakke as an on-line community for those who have survived ex-gay experiences.

Yours truly also has the honor of being featured in April's question of the month: What sort of ex-gay experiences have you had? You can read my response on this page. (I'm third down on that page).

Next month's question is: How has a book, movie or web site helped you in your ex-gay recovery process? I encourage you to submit a response on this page.

bXg has also partnered up with Soulforce and the LBGT Resource Center at the University of California in Irvine (UCI) by hosting the Survivor's Conference on June 29-July 1, 2007 here in Southern California. It'll be an interactive, community-building conference featuring the powerful stories of those who have had ex-gay experiences, but now understand that their sexual orientation or gender identity can be lived in ways that are loving and life-affirming.

Peterson Toscano will be performing his show "Doin' Time in the Homo Nomo Halfway House" for FREE and there will also be a FREE concert by Jason & deMarco. It's going to be awesome! I've already registered for the conference. I encourage you to do the same. Click here or also here for more info about the Survivor's Conference and to register.

4 comments:

Peterson Toscano said...

Can't wait to see you in Irvine!!! Thanks for your contribution to bXg. I am sure it will not be the last time :-)

Oh, and my performance at the confernce is free and open to the public too.

Now I need to go and register for the conference myself!

Steve Boese said...

Hey Eric...

Thanks for testing the bXg contact form! It only got finished in the wee hours this morning, so it's been great seeing that it works as intended...

I'm working on getting out there for the conference, too... looking forward to meeting you.

Christine said...

Thanks Eric. I'm so glad you're a part of the site.

I can't wait to see you too...

(Hey, you've got a bXg trifecta here)

MJ said...

i read your story at bxg. i'd like to congratulate you with overcoming the exgay therapy. i really feel strongly against such groups, being an lgbt activist. hearing from you people who've been through it and have affirmed it doesn't work would hopefully change more people's minds in going through it and help more people love themselves for who they are.
i live in the philippines by the way. i guess you're a kabayan. =) live with pride.