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6 definitions by Daniel S. Gonzales

An ex-gay is someone with a homosexual orientation who typically enters a conversion program / ministry / therapy in an attempt to become heterosexual. Not all (but most) conversion programs are religiously based.

Although there is no question one's behavior and how they view themselves may change, there is a great deal of controversy if an ex-gay's core sexual orientation and attractions can ever change. Many ex-gays are little more than celibate homosexuals who continue to struggle while others are now married to members of the opposite sex and have "traditional" appearing families.

Ex-gays are disproportionally white, male and Christian. However conversion programs exist for secular and Jewish individuals as well as lesbians.
Randy was once an out gay man but has since left that, entered conversion therapy and is now an ex-gay and married to a woman.

by Daniel S. Gonzales September 17, 2006
A term coined by gay activist and author Wayne Besen to bring attention to the trend that those who profess to have been "cured" of their homosexuality often make their livelihood doing so. Once an individual has built a livelihood around claiming they've gone from gay to straight, should that person ever come to the realization they infact have NOT changed, they are far less likely to admit it for financial reasons.

Most major ex-gay organizations are headed by individuals who often make wild claims about going from totally gay to totally straight while lower ranked employees tend to profess less dramatic stories.
John Paulk who served on Focus On The Family's board of directors and appeared on the cover of Newsweek was very much ex-gay for pay until he was caught in a gay bar in Washington DC.

by Daniel S. Gonzales September 17, 2006
Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights organization known for its distinctive logo consisting of a yellow "equal" symbol over a blue background.

Did you see the HRC sticker on that hot guy's car?
by Daniel S. Gonzales September 17, 2006
A gay (or lesbian) individual who tries through various means to become heterosexual, realizes they can not change their sexual orientation and ultimately comes out again as gay. These various means usually consist of ex-gay ministries, programs or therapy. Time spent trying to become heterosexual can range from months to decades.
When Daniel realized he had a homosexual orientation he saw an ex-gay therapist in an effort to become straight. After two years of therapy and repression Daniel gave it up and is now an ex-ex-gay.
by Daniel S. Gonzales September 17, 2006
A "disorder" popularized by gay Quaker performing artist Peterson Toscano in his play "Doin' Time the Homonomo Halfway House" about his time spent as a patient in a Christian residential program to "cure" gay people. Another resident in the program suffered from Phallic Fruit Fetish (or PFF) and had a persistent desire to commit sexual acts with phallically shaped fruits. The problem was alleviated when all phallic shaped fruits were removed from the facility.
Rev. Smid ordered all bananas removed from the house upon learning of a patient's phallic fruit fetish.
by Daniel S. Gonzales September 17, 2006
Alternate spelling for ex-gay.
Randy was once an out gay man but has since left that, entered a conversion ministry and is now an exgay and married to a woman.
by Daniel S. Gonzales September 17, 2006