WHOOPSIE! – Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Accidentially Honors ‘Ex-Gay’ Leader of PFOX

Someone in uber-gay friendly Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty’s made a major fuck up and awarded Regina Griggs, the executive director of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays.

Well PFOX decided to cash in on this mistake and issued a press release praising Fenty for the award and also Regina Griggs. 

PFOX president Greg Quinlan. ‘”Regina has served as executive director without pay. Instead, she prefers that donations be used to develop resources for families and teens, to promote unconditional love for all regardless of sexual orientation, and to seek equal access and protection for the ex-gay community,’ Quinlan says. A statement from the mayor’s office regarding the appreciation is pending.”

And it’s going to be pending.  For a VERY LONG TIME.

From the Washington Post:

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty apologized Thursday over his decision to issue a certificate of appreciation honoring the leader of the ex-gay movement, which believes homosexuals can be rehabilitated…afara Hobson, a Fenty spokeswoman, called Griggs’ award a ‘staff-level error.’ ‘We apologize for the error as it runs contrary to the mayor’s vision of a more open and inclusive city,’ Hobson said. ‘The mayor is proud of his ardent support of the LGBT community.'”

I bet someone is in big trouble at Fenty’s office!


Will Kohler

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