Christine Bakke

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Christine Bakke (born June 3, 1971) spent four years in the ex-gay movement attempting to alter her sexual orientation through conversion therapy. In addition to receiving pastoral counseling and discipleship training, she attended ex-gay programs including Where Grace Abounds in Denver, CO and the Living Waters Program.[1]

In April 2007, along with gay performance activist Peterson Toscano, Bakke co-founded Beyond Ex-Gay. In May 2007, Glamour Magazine featured Bakke's experience as an ex-gay survivor, or Ex-ex-gay.[2] She has also appeared on ABC's Good Morning America,[3][4] and Colorado Public Radio.[5]

Bakke participated in the Ex-Gay Survivor Conference held June 29-July 1, 2007 in Irvine, CA and took part in Survivor Initiative, a series of press conferences sponsored by Soulforce, whereby former ex-gays shared their experiences with the public as a witness and a warning about the dangers of the ex-gay movement. For the Survivor Initiative, Bakke designed original collages for each of the speakers to present.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooks, Jennifer (2007-08-11). "Baptists reach out to gays, to make them 'ex-gays'" (– Scholar search). The Tennessean. Retrieved 2007-08-23 [dead link][dead link].
  2. ^ Fried, Stephen (April 1, 2007). "They Tried to Cure Me of Being Gay". Glamour. 
  3. ^ Christine Bakke et al. (April 23, 2007). Can You Go From Gay to Straight?. 
  4. ^ "Woman Speaks Out About Gay 'Cure'". ABC News Good Morning America. April 23, 2007. 
  5. ^ Christine Bakke and Ryan Warner (August 16, 2007). Ex-Gay Programs in Denver (mp3) (Radio broadcast). Colorado Public Radio. 
  6. ^ "Survivor Collage Gallery". Beyond Ex-Gay. 

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