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EDGE Boston Features Love In Action

Jim Burroway

July 18th, 2007

EDGE Boston began running a four-part series last week on the ex-gay movement by publisher David Foucher. Last week’s installment provides an overview of the ex-gay movement and why people go into it. Today’s installment focuses mainly on Memphis-based Love In Action, and features extensive quotes from former client Peterson Toscano. He talks about the weekend when his parents came to LIA to join him for some seminars and counseling:

“They felt that the reason you’re gay is not nature, it’s nurture,” Peterson recounts. “And so they drag the parents into this. They brought mine out for a weekend…”

“I walked away from that weekend ok — but my sister told me that when my parents returned home they were not the same. They were depressed, despondent, hardly ate or talked to anybody. This was the biggest most important thing in their lives — to be a good parent — and after two days at Love In Action they basically got the message that they screwed up their kid. That’s the most horrible thing you can tell a parent.”

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EDGE Boston Examines Reparative Therapy

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