Teen blogs about forced trip to ex-gay camp

Filed as News on June 15, 2005 10:54 pm

by Duncan

A Tennessee teen apparently admitted into an ex-gay camp by his parents after coming out as gay chronicled his anxieties about attending the ex-gay ministry through his blog, gaining attention from media outlets and gay activists.

NY Blade reports
that Zach, a 16-year-old from Bartlett, Tenn., was sent to the ex-gay camp Refuge, associated with Love In Action near Memphis June 6 and is to remain there at least until June 20, according to his June 3 blog entry.

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  1. By chrispian posted on June 16, 2005 at 10:10 am
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    So they sent him to a camp where other gay people were? That’s like sending an alcoholic to a bar for an AA meeting.

  2. By E posted on June 25, 2005 at 6:57 pm
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    His blog is gone now. I wonder if his parents are somehow responsible and forced him to delete it?

  3. By E posted on June 25, 2005 at 6:58 pm
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    Never mind – The link through the Blade article still works.

  4. By - posted on July 7, 2005 at 6:29 am
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    young gay

  5. By Cal posted on July 15, 2005 at 4:46 am
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    Hey I’ve got one opinion on this and one opinion only; WHO CARES? Really though get hobbies you morons. or take a short walk off a high cliff.

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