Anything but Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth (2012)
Author(s): Wayne Besen
Amazon UK: Anything but Straight
Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming
Genre(s): History, Humour, Investigative journalism, and Memoir/autobiography
Topic(s): 'Ex-gay' movement/ministries, Accepting one's sexuality, Conversion therapy/Reparative therapy, Discrimination against and hostility towards LGBT+ people, Ethics, Journeys towards acceptance, LGBT+ activism, and Pastoral issues
Especially suitable for: Activists and Those struggling to accept their sexuality or gender identity
An invaluable resource for debunking the specious claims of the ex-gay movement. As part of his exhaustive research for Anything But Straight Besen made numerous undercover visits to ex-gay meetings, attended ex-gay and right-wing conferences and interviewed many of the movement’s most powerful proponents.
“An educational and amusing look into ex-ministries. Their beginnings, convoluted history, random involvements, and inevitable ties with the strangest of the strange are all outlined in this page-turner. Though written in 2003, there is plenty of information in this book, making it definitely worth a read.” – Aerow
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