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Darlene Bogle papers
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The Darlene Bogle papers document her work in ex-gay ministries. Bogle, a former leader in Exodus International, directed an ex-gay ministry in Hayward California – Paraklete Ministries— in the 1980s and early 1990s. A national spokesperson for ex-gay ministry and author of books and articles promoting an ex-gay lifestyle, Bogle's life and ministry changed when she met her partner, Des, at a Foursquare women’s retreat in 1990. Subsequently, she traveled the country promoting reconciliation between faith and sexual orientation. In June 2007, at a Beyond Ex-gay conference, Bogle and two other Exodus leaders issued an apology to people who were harmed by their message. That same year she published, “A Christian Lesbian Journey,” which tells her story of leaving Exodus and living as a Christian lesbian.
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