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Orange County’s LGBT Community Plans Demonstration at Ex-Gay Conference in Irvine

When Exodus International comes to Irvine next week, Orange County’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community will be ready. They are planning a demonstration for Saturday, June 26th, from 4 to 6 PM at the intersection of Ridgeline Drive and University Drive in Irvine. “Ex-gay therapy is ineffective at best and can be dangerous at its worst. So when we heard that Exodus would be coming to town, we knew we had to do something,” said Alex Gorman, a Laguna Hills resident and team leader with Team Courage OC, a local progressive activist group.

Local Groups Plan Conference to challenge Ex-Gay Gathering

The conference, titled “it’s not a chOiCe – Challenging The Lies of The Ex-Gay Movement,” will be held Saturday, June 19, at Irvine United Congregational Church (IUCC). The program will feature Michael Bussee, a co-founder of Exodus International and now outspoken critic of the organization. In addition to highlighting the damage that ex-gay therapy can do, there will be speakers which present viewpoints of homosexuality from faith, family, and scientific perspectives.