2009 Conference Schedule

Anti-Heterosexism Conference

The 2009 Anti-Heterosexism Conference
Building Community to End the Harm Caused By Heterosexism & Reparative Therapy

Sponsored by
Soulforce, Truth Wins Out, the National Black Justice Coalition, Beyond Ex-Gay, Box Turtle Bulletin, and Equality Florida

November 20-22, 2009
West Palm Beach, Florida

Dr. Sylvia Rhue, Dr. Jack Drescher, and Rev. Deborah Johnson

Dr. Sylvia RhueDr. Jack DrescherRev. Deborah Johnson
Early Registration begins August 20 and ends November 5, 2009

SCHEDULE (subject to change):

Friday, November 20, 2009

9:00AM-5:00PM: Pre-conference Institute: A Gathering for "Ex-Gay" Survivors
4:00PM Conference Registration and Check-In
7:30PM Opening Remarks: Jeff Lutes, M.S., L.P.C.
7:45PM Reflections from Survivors of Ex-Gay Ministries & Reparative Therapy
8:30PM Reception by the pool, cash bar open.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

8:00AM Registration/Check-In
9:00AM Welcome: Marsha McDonough, Ph.D. and Paul W. Dodd, D.Min., L.P.C.
9:15AM Keynote Address:

  • "STRAIGHT" Rackets: Why the Religious Right Needs Reparative Therapy
    Sylvia Rhue, Ph.D.

10:15AM Break
10:30AM-12:00PM Concurrent Workshops (Session 1)

  1. The Effects of Homophobic Stress in Childhood and Adolescence on Later Adult Psychological Functioning in Gay Men: A Model for Treatment
    Dominic Carbone, Ph.D.
  2. Getting It Straight: Ex-Gay Survivors and Their Therapeutic Needs
    Christine Bakke and Jallen Rix, Ed.D.
  3. Media Access: Getting Through the Noise
    Gabriel Arana

12:00PM – 1:30PM Lunch
1:30PM – 3:00PM Concurrent Workshops (Session 2)

  1. Microaggressions and the LGBT Community: Advocating for Social Justice on Individual, Institutional, and Societal Levels
    Kevin Nadal, Ph.D.; David Rivera, M.S.; Melissa Corpus, M.A.; Lauren Fisher, M.A.
  2. Heterosexual Interrupted: What the Ex-Gay Movement Really Means By "Change"
    Jim Burroway
  3. Heterosexism and Transgender Oppression
    Virginia Stephenson & Jordan Johnson

3:00PM-3:15PM Break
3:15PM-4:45PM Concurrent Workshops (Session 3)

  1. Genocidal Intentions: Public Policy and the Ex-Gay Movement
    Christine Robinson, Ph.D.
  2. Body & Soul: Integrating Sexuality & Spirituality
    Timothy Palmer, M. Div.
  3. Pray Away the Gay?
    Wayne Besen

4:45PM – 5:00PM Break
5:00PM – 6:00PM Keynote Address:

  • "STRAIGHT" Jackets: A Psychiatrist Deconstructs Sexual Conversion Therapies
    Jack Drescher, M.D.

6:00PM Dinner
7:30PM-9:00PM: M.U.D. (Men Under Dirt) – A Special Evening Performance by Ollom Movement Art
(Champagne and chocolate served)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

9:00 – 10:00AM Keynote Address:

  • "It Just Ain’t So": Debunking the Myth of Gender Polarity
    Rev. Deborah L. Johnson

10:00-10:15AM Break

10:15 – 11:45 Concurrent Workshops (Session 4)

  1. Media 101: How to Build and Deliver an Effective Message
    Brian Winfield
  2. Spiritual Self-Defense for LGBT Christians
    Rev. Candace Chellew
  3. Queering Youth/Young Adult Activism
    Andi Gentile and Asher Kolieboi

12:00-1:00PM Lessons Learned This Weekend: A Conversation About Implementing Effective Strategies In Our Communities
Marsha McDonough, Ph.D.; Paul W. Dodd, D.Min., L.P.C.

1:00 PM Adjourn