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Exodus International Shuts Down

The Downfall of Exodus International Signals Change

Mia Norton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mia Norton

Exodus International and similar organizations may not be performing frontal lobotomies to try to alter one's sexual orientation, but the psychological damage that has been inflicted on countless people is indisputable.

As 'Gay Cure' Ministry Exodus International Closes, Insights From an 'Incurable'

Danielle Kaufman, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Danielle Kaufman, M.D.

I know that my gender identity is most definitely not a choice. Had I been given a choice, I would have chosen a gender identity congruent with my body's sex. I have suffered enormous, unspeakable pain for decades from having my real gender identity in conflict with my birth sex.

For Exodus International, Is Forgiveness Possible?

Rev. Cody J. Sanders | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Cody J. Sanders

As LGBTQ people everywhere celebrate by reveling in the rubble of the once-towering figure on the treacherous ex-gay landscape, forgiveness seems a subject far from our minds.

Exodus 'Ex-Gays' and an Effeminate Boy

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Exodus International leader Alan Chambers apologized recently for the harm done to LGBT people by the so-called "ex-gay" movement. In that moment, the face that came to mind for me was the bruised, burned and emaciated face of 15-year-old Raymond Buys.

WATCH: Exodus Co-Founder Recounts Painful Aftermath Of 'Ex-Gay' Practices

OWN | Posted 06.24.2013 | OWN

In 1976, Michael Bussee helped found the "ex-gay" group known as Exodus International. For years, Bussee had hoped the ministry would help "cure" his ...

Should We Forgive the Repentant Leader of an 'Ex-Gay' Ministry?

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

His apology reads as sincere and heartfelt, to be sure. But it raises some bigger questions: What are the possibilities and limits of forgiveness? What does true redemption look like? Do the people hurt by Chambers' actions have an obligation to forgive?

Apologies Are Too Late When The Damage Is Already Done

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

After almost 40 years, Exodus International, the oldest Christian services group of its kind and a market leader in reparative/ex-gay/sexual orientation change therapy, is closing its doors. A good start. And not nearly enough.

Jaweed Kaleem

It's Not Over: Ex-Gay Groups Vow To Fight On After Leading 'Gay Cure' Group Closes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

When Jenelle Linden, a 51-year-old therapist who lives in South Bend, Ind., heard that one of the nation's most prominent "ex-gay" organizations was s...

Shutting Down the Myths: Exodus International Sees the Light

Marlo Thomas | Posted 08.21.2013 | Home
Marlo Thomas

It takes a lot of courage -- and honesty -- to admit you were wrong, and Alan Chambers has done just that. This week, he announced plans to shut down his controversial Christian ministry, Exodus International, which was the country's largest organization devoted to "curing" homosexuality, and he issued a public apology to the LGBT community for the harm he has done to them over the years.

WATCH: Exodus International President Admits Failure, But Has New Mission In Mind

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 06.21.2013 | Religion

After announcing the closure of Exodus International this week, the organization's president Alan Chambers admitted to its failures in a discussion wi...

An Open Letter to Exodus International's Super-Remorseful Alan Chambers

John Shore | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Shore

I heard you say that you regret the way in which Exodus communicated its message. And I definitely heard you repeatedly say that it's high time for the church to start welcoming gay people. But I never heard you say that it's OK for people to be gay.

Hasta La Vista, Exodus International

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

There are not enough words in the world to undo the harm done to LGBT people who have been damaged, devalued and, in far too many cases, destroyed by the toxic narrative that their sexual orientation was an illness to be cured.

WATCH: 'Ex-Gay' Group Leader: 'The Only Thing I Can Do Is Say I'm Sorry'

OWN | Posted 06.21.2013 | OWN

Exodus International, widely considered one of the world's largest "ex-gay" organizations, announced Wednesday night it plans to shut down. For nearly...

'Gay Cure' Organization's President Shifts Stance On Homosexuality

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The president of Exodus International spoke out on HuffPost Live after officials announced plans to shutter the controversial ministry. “The way...

'Ex-Gay' Group Shuts Down, But Movement Is Re-Branding

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It's terrific news that Exodus International, the largest and most known group that promoted "reparative therapy," is shutting down. But don't be fooled into thinking this is anything more than a re-branding for the "pray-away-the-gay" movement. It's certainly not a surrender.

Anti-Gay Ministry Shuts Down

Posted 06.21.2013 | Religion

Exodus International, a large Christian ministry that claimed to offer a "cure" for homosexuality, plans to shut down. In a press release posted on...