The 2009 Anti-Heterosexism Conference also serves as a counter to the misinformation and harm perpetuated by the national antigay group NARTH (National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality) which will be holding it's annual conference in West Palm Beach on the same weekend.
This protest occurred in tandem with the conference but was not necessarily a part of it.
I did have some insightful conversations with the organizers of the protest who were
also part of the conference.
Videos are in order, 1-6.
Protest against NARTH convention in West Palm Beach, Florida on November 21, 2009. Protestors challenge the organizers and attendees of the convention that claims to be able to "pray away the...
I admit that I havenít explored the websites of the those (whom I now know) who organized this protest, AND that major one in DC from a few weeks ago, but here are their links:
They are passionate, like me, and many of us here, and deserve our attention.
The main message they conveyed to me and other conference members, was how much trouble they had in getting pro-gay organizations to sign on to these protests. And it was made clear that these pro-gay organizations were NOT just dismissive of the events, but that they were explicitly against the efforts.
And as productive as the conference was, that's really the message that I walked away with, that we have some SERIOUS work to do on the activism level.