Proud to be Possessed

by Tin

Before I start this week’s post I would like to declare that I am indeed a queer identifying female writing this blog since lately there have been so much news about fake lesbian blog and lesbian news site that were actually authored by straight males. Yes, I am talking about you, Tom MacMaster, and you, Bill Graber. Tsk-tsk…

I am not saying that you have to be a lesbian to write about lesbian-related issues but I think you lose a lot of integrity if you start off by lying about who you are even if you have made valid arguments concerning LGBT issues.

And tsk-tsk at the Hong Kong government. That’s right. I am shamed by my home city as the Hong Kong government has recently recruited a famous local psychiatrist, Mr. Kwai-wah Hong, who claims he can “cure” homosexuals as a trainer for the staff of the social welfare department. According to  Agence France-Presse, “critics said the move could be the world’s first government-sponsored training session on gay conversion therapy, which includes prayer, cold showers and practising abstinence as a way to avoid same-sex relationships.”

Who is Kwai-wah Hong? You might ask. He is chairman of the New Creation Association which is part of our nemesis friend Exodus International.

Joseph Cho, a spokesman for gay rights group Rainbow Action, stated that “the [Hong Kong] government seems to think that homosexuals are possessed by evil spirits and needed to be ‘cleansed’ or ‘cured’ through conversion therapy.”

Wait a minute, “possessed by evil spirits”? As in scary ghosts? Like I am gay because I am being haunted by some dude who was always a douchebag when he was alive, and now he makes me like girls because he gets some kind of after-life kick out of it? That he gets extra points for his Bastard Card? So San Francisco is a giant haunted house? I have always felt a hint of James Dean in me. Now if I can only find out exactly where he lives in my body.

Forgive me if I sound ridiculous. But that’s what “ex-gay” therapy will do to you.

P.S. “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”

Now I am scaring myself…

5 responses to “Proud to be Possessed

  1. Thanks so much for posting, Tin! I wanted to post something but you beat me to it… hurray!

  2. wow. wow. and wowza. Very informative post, thanks Tin!

  3. Excellent post, Tin! Let’s make that rainbow ghost image a T-shirt design!

  4. Thanks for this article Tin! Now I know why I always felt Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson and Vincent Price fighting inside of me XD

  5. Thank you all for the sweet comments! Unfortunately that rainbow ghost belongs to someone else. We can order some buttons though.,151923268

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