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Newsweek Magazine Article

SUMMARY

The Aug. 17, 1998 issue of Newsweek,  includes a cover story and accompanying articles on "sexual conversion." The cover features the headline "Gay for Life?" with a photograph of John and Anne Paulk, "ex-gays" who have played a central role in an ongoing advertising campaign by a coalition of extremist, anti-gay groups which claim that gay, lesbian and bisexual people can become straight. Newsweek's coverage is unbalanced and biased. It is alarming that Newsweek, with its broad national circulation, has lent its credibility and influence to the politicized "ex-gay" movement.

ACTION

PFLAG is mounting a letter-writing campaign to Newsweek, and we urge individuals and chapters to write to the magazine to (1) present our unique perspective on this issue, as loved ones of gay, lesbian and bisexual people; (2) encourage Newsweek to provide more balanced and accurate information; and (3) offer PFLAG as a source of accurate information for people struggling with these issues. Because Newsweek chose to present primarily the views of "sexual conversion" proponents, it is vitally important that we speak out. Letters need to be sent as soon as possible this week.

  • Mail letters to:
    Letters Editor
    Newsweek Magazine
    251 West 57th St.
    New York, NY 10019-1894
  • Fax letters to: (212) 445-4120
  • E-mail letters to: letters@newsweek.com
 


 

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