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  1. Regarding the gay conversion story, I once worked with Evie on a short film project and I found her to be an incredibly bright, warm and funny girl and it’s heartbreaking that she had to go through what she did. I’m so glad she has parents that really get it and encourage her to be the shining diamond she is. I suspect she’s going to grow up to be a force to be reckoned with, and I for one am here for it.

  2. Eesh, great as I’m sure Scattergood and Thorne were, the puff piece from the CIA and its cosy “here’s some jolly history!” tone about teeeensy disagreements on training death squads etc. is some queasy reading, and even queasier for its fun headline placement right here.

  3. I wonder if y’all would consider adding info about the source of each link? An example would be “Obama in Talks to Provide Shows for Netflix (NY Times)” Since I don’t subscribe to the Times I like to choose carefully when I click over there and this would be helpful. Another example of a site that does this is Go Fug Yourself in their Friday column full of links (


  4. Re the conversion “therapy” – I’m one of the few to get “Affirmation. Attention. And affection” from two parents, and indeed I am “gender-healthy” as in HELLAFUCKINGQUEER. Using the ubiquity of trauma to make your message apply to lots of people is sick and disgusting and should not invite engagement. But also I am here to present myself as counter-evidence.

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