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Darlene Bogle papers
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    Title: Darlene Bogle papers
    Dates: 1980-2005
    Collection Number: 2006-34
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 1 carton
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

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    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Darlene Bogle papers. GLBT Historical Society

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Darlene Bogle on August 6, 2006.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    Religion and Spirituality
    Homophobia and Anti-Gay Violence
    Lesbians