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Houston Voice, June 24, 2005 - File 002. 2005-06-24. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 17, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3815/show/3771.

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Title Houston Voice, June 24, 2005
Contributor
  • Crain, Chris
  • Fisher, Binnie
Publisher Window Media
Date June 24, 2005
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript PRIDE 2005 Pull out the Pride Guide for everything there is to know about Pride Houston. INSIDE OUTOFTHEFRAY:LGRL's Ellis steps down. Page 3 Tenn. probes 'ex-gay' camp By EARTHA MELZER The state of Tennessee has begun an investigation in response to allegations of child abuse at Love in Action, a Memphis facility that advertises homosexual conversion therapy for adolescents, according to a department of health source. K. Dahiele Edwards, a spokesperson for Child Services at the Tennessee Department of Health, confirmed an investigation is underway but declined to comment on the details. She noted that she presumes the Love in Action program would require licensing by the state. Love in Action is not licensed by the Tennessee Departments of Health. Mental Health. Human Services, Child Services or Education, according to Rachel Lassiter of Gov. Phil Bredesen's communications office. "Refuge," Love in Action's program for adolescents, became the -focus of public concern earlier this month after a Bartlett, Tenn., teen, "Zach," blogged that his parents had responded to his coming out as gay by sending him to a religious institution to be converted to straight. "Emotional abuse is difficult to prove in the state of Tennessee," said Pamela Dickey, director of the advocacy center for Childhelp USA in Knoxville. "You have to document that the child is undergoing depression or suicidal Gay rights advocates demonstrate outside the Love In Action compound in Memphis after a teenager blogged about his parents forcing him to enroll in the 'ex-gay' camp. ideation, that he can't sleep, or can't eat." Officials from Love in Action appealed for "tolerance" of their program at a June 16 news conference. "It is our spiritual conviction that sexual behavior outside of heterosexual marriage is considered wrong in the sight of God," said John Smid, the program's director, who describes himself as "ex-gay," according to a partial transcript of the news conference. Blogger EJ Friedman said that he had been corresponding with Zach via e-mail since March and became alarmed when he saw that Zach had begun to write that his world was coming to an end and that his parents were isolating him. "When I saw Zach had written in his blog, 'aH I can think of is killing my mother and killing myself' I felt that clearly something needed to be said about the program," Friedman said. No word from teen Word of Zach's situation quickly spread around the blogosphere. By press time, more than 1,000 messages of support had been posted to Zach's blog and an online petition demanded that he be released from Love in Action. Comedian Margaret Cho contributed a message of support. But Zach has not posted to his Please see LOVE IN ACTION on Page 6 Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhom announced last week that she will challenge Rick Perry in the March gubernatorial primary. Strayhorn will run against Gov. Perry Advocates for equal rights say Strayhom's stand on the issue remains the great unknown. By BINNIE FISHER Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn left few people guessing what she was going to say when she called an outdoor press conference last Saturday within sight of the State Capitol. Strayhorn, who as comptroller has billed herself as "one tough Grandma." did what most observers thought she would do. She announced her plans to run against Gov. Rick Perry in the March 7 Republican primary. Please see STRAYHORN on Page 4 local life The symbol of Pride in Houston is an androgynous figure known as 'Pat.' PAGE 8 eclipse Some say 'yes,' and some say 'no' when it comes to sex on the first date. PAGE 15
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