Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“No one is born gay. All scientific studies including those by gay scientists, have not found any gay gene or gay brain center. There is no medical test for a gay gene. There is no scientific or DNA test for sexual orientation. Ex-gays are living proof that homosexual orientation is not fixed permanently.”

“About Us: Who Are Ex-gays?,” PFOX website (accessed Feb. 27, 2008)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Founded in 1998, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization providing outreach, education, and public awareness in support of the ex-gay community and families touched by homosexuality.”

“About Us: What Is PFOX?,” PFOX website (accessed Feb. 27, 2008)

Mission:

“PFOX promotes an inclusive environment for the ex-gay community, and works to eliminate negative perceptions and discrimination against former homosexuals. PFOX conducts public education and community-building activities to further compassion and respect for all Americans, regardless of their sexual orientation. PFOX envisions communities characterized by more stable families and a tolerant understanding of sexual orientation.”

“About Us: What Is PFOX?,” PFOX website (accessed Feb. 27, 2008)

Other:
Non-profit organization
Quoted in:
  1. Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?