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…