Peterson ToscanoChristine BakkeAn exciting new website was launched this week that helps people who have been harmed by the ex-gay ministries and also tells the stories of these victims. The entrepreneurial venture was started by comedian Peterson Toscano (left) and former ex-lesbian Christine Bakke (right).

“In the fight against the ‘ex-gay’ myth there has been a real void in reaching out to former ex-gays and giving them the tools and love they need to heal,” said Truth Wins Out Executive Director Wayne Besen. “Beyond Ex-Gay will accomplish this, as well as tell the moving stories of survivors. The site will serve as a bank of testimonies that will help all of us in our efforts to expose this hoax.”

“My dream, of course, is to have an alternative to the messages from Exodus, to see people heal from their ex-gay experiences, and to deter people from experiencing something that is often emotionally and spiritually harmful,” said Bakke.

The site is visually appealing, offers depth on the topic and an abundance of resources to help people escape the ex-gay trap. There will also be a survivors conference sponsored by Beyond Ex-Gay and SoulForce (June 29-July 1) at the University of California Irvine. Truth Wins Out urges all former ex-gays to attend. Remember, there is strength in numbers. Congratulations to everyone involved with this fine effort.

Ex-Gay Survivor' Conference - June 29, 2007