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Ex- Ex-Gay Christine Bakke in This Month’s “Glamour”

Jim Burroway

April 10th, 2007

Christine BakkeChristine Bakke, whose blog Rising Up Whole chronicles her evolving thoughts as she reclaims her life from her experiences within the ex-gay movement, is featured in this month’s Glamour magazine:

While taking the [30-week] course [at Living Waters], she left the auto parts store and took a higher-level job doing production at a small ad agency. And she used the opportunity to reinvent herself. She began introducing herself as Christine again, let her short hair grow and tried even harder to walk, talk and act like a “real” woman. “I remember being in a living room prayer meeting and this lady was praying for me, and she said, I swear, ‘Please help Christine know that she can accessorize,'” she recalls.

Christine has emerged as a public speaker and as one of the principle forces behind the recently launched Beyond Ex-Gay with Peterson Toscano and Steve Boese. Glamour tagged her story as a “must read,” which it most certainly is. Check it out.



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