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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.
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. She has also appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, and Colorado Public Radio.
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.
- 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].
- Fried, Stephen (April 1, 2007). "They Tried to Cure Me of Being Gay". Glamour.
- Christine Bakke et al. (April 23, 2007). Can You Go From Gay to Straight?.
- "Woman Speaks Out About Gay 'Cure'". ABC News Good Morning America. April 23, 2007.
- Christine Bakke and Ryan Warner (August 16, 2007). Ex-Gay Programs in Denver (mp3) (Radio broadcast). Colorado Public Radio.
- "Survivor Collage Gallery". Beyond Ex-Gay.
- Rising Up Whole, Bakke's blog
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