I just returned to my apartment in Peoria after a wonderful weekend in Champaign with my husband and discovered a thick envelope in my mailbox from Santa. That's Annesa Santa, a doctoral student in the department of psychology at the University of Montana. Ms. Santa is conducting a study on the experiences of ex-ex-gay individuals--people like me who once participated in ex-gay programs and who now identify as gay or lesbian.
I've open the envelope and flipped through the extensive questionnaire it contains; looks rather thorough. I'm planning to set aside a decent chunk of time one evening this week that I can devote to completing it.
Do you, gentle reader, happen to be an ex-ex-gay individual? If so, please send an email to Ms. Santa and inquire about participating in the study. The survey results are anonymous and participants will receive $15 compensation for their time completing the questionnaire. Do you happen to know any ex-ex-gay people? Please let them know about this. The more participants, the more data, and the stronger the conclusions that can be drawn and reported in the peer-reviewed literature.
If you would like more information on the study, you can also contact Professor Bryan N. Cochran, who is the principle investigator for the study.