Today is the day. My new friend Ryan McCann of the Indiana Family Institute challenged me to attend Love WON Out, the ex-gay reparative therapy conference, and I'm up and getting ready to go. Wish me luck.
It looks like I'll know a few people after all! Indianapolis PFLAG will be protesting outside of the conference between 7:30am - 8:30am. While repressed queers from all over the state (and hundreds of churchies dedicated to saving those darn homosexuals too!) will be gathering at Traders Point Church in Whitestown today, the PFLAG folks will also be gathering the clans to protest peacefully at the opening and closing of the conference. Their message is simple and direct: "Love UNITES All." They'll even provide the protest sign for you! Talk about convenient.
Unfortunately, due to the campaign, I can't attend all day as I'd planned. Instead, I'll be surfacing like a seal through an oil slick around noon or 12:30. Look for my take on the event later tonight or tomorrow. I'm taking my camera to make sure I get some pictures of the brave PFLAG moms too (I doubt they'll allow it inside the conference.)
Wish me luck. Consider this your weekend open thread on ex-gays. Anyone want to bet on how many phone numbers I'll get slipped today? I'd say at least two...