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October 24th, 2011

Some links on Bullying and Conversion Therapy

by tcjmhk

OK to be gay? Regional acceptance of same-sex relations

Is it okay to be gay? The recent spate of suicides among young gays said to have been bullied over their sexual identity has raised that simple question as never before. And a new nationwide survey from the University of Chicago suggests that public opinion on homosexual behavior is sharply divided.

Overall, 44 percent of those who participated in the survey said “sexual relations between two adults of the same sex” is “always wrong” – with 41 percent saying gay sex is “not wrong at all.”

But there were big regional differences in attitudes about homosexuality. In which parts of the country are people most accepting of homosexuality? Where are people least accepting? Keep clicking to see how nine regions of the country stack up…

The Blessings of Being a Gay Mormon: Sam Wolfe

This is from the recent annual conference of AFFIRMATION: GAY & LESBIAN MORMONS, which I (an ex-Mormon) keep up with.

Sam Wolfe’s organization, The Southern Poverty Law Center, is here:

The second link on that page is about “conversion therapy.”  Lots of other good related materials there.

Wolfe mentions a lot of materials that are available for the asking.