What: Ted Cox: What I Learned at Straight Camp
Where: Harvard Graduate School of Education, Appian Way, Larsen Hall, Room 203, Cambridge, MA
When: 5pm, Thursday 28th April
QueerEd, the LGBTQ Student group at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, in partnership with the Humanist Graduate Community at Harvard, hosts Ted Cox for his talk, ”What I Learned at Straight Camp”, a humorous and moving examination of gay-to-straight conversion programs.
Ted Cox is a journalist who went undercover to three “therapy” programs geared toward turning homosexual men and women toward a straight lifestyle. As a non-religious man who grew up in the Mormon church, he was interested in “ex-gay” programs as intersections of “religion, subculture, sex, and equal rights.”
Cox has used this experience to develop a lecture that sheds light on the experiences of people who try to change their sexual orientation, and the people who are compelled to change them.
Here’s a video of Ted on Fox News, giving a taste of the treat we’re about to enjoy: