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Peterson Toscano

Peterson Toscano
Location
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Birthday
February 17
Company
p2son productions
Bio
Musings of Peterson Toscano, a quirky queer Quaker where he writes about sexuality, gender, faith, veganism and so much more! Peterson is the creator of Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House. An actor, playwright and activist his other works include Transfigurations, a play about transgender Bible characters

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SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 10:00AM

Love in Action shuts down residential program

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According to the Love in Action Website the Memphis-based ex-gay group no longer operates it residential program:

Love In Action’s Residential program has been suspended indefinitely. Simply put, there is a significant need to bring all of LIA under one location for it to be more cost effective. We continue to counsel and grow through our 4-Day Intensives, Hourly Counseling, Conferences, Support Groups, and Church Assistance Program.

I am thrilled that the sun has finally set on this part of the program–one that housed and harassed many of us these past 30 years. While they will continue to offer some limited services, it appears that they have begun to dismantle operations.

What better way to celebrate than you see the new documentary by LIA protester and filmmaker Morgan Jon Fox. This is What Love in Action Looks Like chronicles what happened when a 16 year old boy was forced to attend Love in Action and how his friends responded and ultimately help shut down the youth program back in 2007. Or pop in your DVD of Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway Housse, now a HISTORICAL satire of the Love in Action program. =D

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