Bet you didn’t know that this July is the first annual “Ex-Gay Pride Month.” According to Christopher Doyle, co-founder of Voice of the Voiceless, this month of celebrating not being gay anymore will be capped off by a bunch of now straight gay people “convening on Washington, DC, on July 31 to send a clear message to the members of Congress that ex-gays are alive; we do exist.”
Doyle explains why an Ex-Gay Pride Month is so desperately needed:
“We are tired of the gay activist lobby discriminating [against] us, marginalizing us and taking away our rights, and we’re now fighting back, and we’re demanding that if gays are going to get full diversity and equality in America, we also demand that ex-gay voices be heard as well.”
What’s not clear is exactly what rights these ex-gays need to fight for. Are there some rights that they don’t have living as straight people? Hopefully, Michele Bachmann, who will be a featured speaker at the event, will be able to clear this up, what with being married to Marcus and all.