James Franco says upcoming film challenges typical gay narrative

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James Franco says his upcoming movie, I Am Michael, is different than other LGBT films but that it is certainly not anti-gay.

Franco and I Am Michael writer/director, Justin Kelly, spoke with Benoit Denizet-Lewis, the writer of the New York Times Magazine article on which the film is based, about the complexities of doing a film so controversial for a new interview for BlackBook.

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Ex-gay Gospel singer removed from MLK concert at request of gay activists

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Washington (AP) – A gospel singer who says God delivered him from being gay was removed from a concert lineup at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at the request of Washington’s mayor.

Singer Donnie McClurkin was scheduled to perform at the concert Saturday evening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Several gay rights activists objected to his participation ahead of the event, according to the Washington Post.

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Watermark interviews former Exodus figurehead Alan Chambers

By : Susan Clary
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Alan Chambers has spent the last dozen years trying to “cure” homosexuality in the name of Jesus Christ as the executive director of Exodus International. It was his own personal story of setting aside gay feelings to marry a woman in the name of religion that inspired his desire to empower others to do the same.

Last month, the Winter Park native went on national television to offer an apology for those efforts and for hurting followers in the process. He said he was shutting down the world’s largest “ex-gay” organization, which has spent nearly 40 years providing “reparative” therapy to thousands of Christian gays seeking to live a “righteous” life as a heterosexual. Responses have ranged from bewildered to elated.

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