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Ex-gay people


  • Here are entered works on people who formerly identified themselves as gay or lesbian but no longer do.
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  • Variants

    • Ex-gays
    • Ex-homosexuals
    • Exgay people
    • Exgays
    • Former gay people
    • Former homosexuals
    • Formerly gay people
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Ex-gays
  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Peebles, A.E. Sexual and spiritual identity transformation among ex-gays and ex-ex-gays, 2004:PDF p. viii (ex-gays, or self-identified evangelical Christians who claim to have transformed or are attempting to transform their sexual identity in order to bring it in line with their understanding of evangelical Christian theology)
    • found: Cianciotto, J. Youth in the crosshairs, c2006, via WWW, Apr. 25, 2006:p. 3 (ex-gays) p. 8 (ex-gay and evangelical Christian right leaders)
    • found: Wikipedia, Apr. 25, 2006(The ex-gay movement is primarily based in the United States (though it exists in other countries such as Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom), and is largely led by evangelical and fundamentalist Christians; the terms "ex-gay" and "former homosexual" are used to refer to people who have altered their sexual behavior and do not necessarily indicate a change in sexual orientation; ex-gays)
    • found: Google search, Apr. 25, 2006(ex-gays; exgays; former homosexuals, sometimes known as ex-gays; ex-homosexuals)
    • found: GSSO - the Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation ontology, Feb. 9, 2023(ex-gay person. SN A person who claims to have formerly identified as gay. Alternate name: ex-gay people; ex-gay persons. Has related synonym: person who self-identifies as ex-gay. Short name: ex-gay. Subclass of: persons by sexuality)
    • notfound: Homosaurus, Feb. 9, 2023
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on people who formerly identified themselves as gay or lesbian but no longer do.
  • History Notes

    • [Heading changed from Ex-gays to Ex-gay people in November 2023.]
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  • Change Notes

    • 2006-08-28: new
    • 2023-11-30: revised
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