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Christine Bakke (born June 3, 1971) spent four years in the ex-gay movement attempting to alter her sexual orientation through conversion therapy. In addition to receiving pastoral counseling and discipleship training, she attended ex-gay programs including Where Grace Abounds in Denver, CO and the Living Waters Program.[1]

In April 2007, along with gay performance activist Peterson Toscano, Bakke co-founded Beyond Ex-Gay. In May 2007, Glamour Magazine featured Bakke's experience as an ex-gay survivor, or Ex-ex-gay. She has also appeared on the ABC Good Morning America program, Colorado Public Radio, and Sirius OutQ radio. She is also a regular contributor at the Gay Christian Network.

Bakke served as one of the key organizers for the Ex-Gay Survivor Conference held June 29-July 1, 2007 in Irvine, CA and took part in Survivor Initiative, a series of press conferences sponsored by Soulforce, whereby former ex-gays shared their experiences with the public as a witness and a warning about the dangers of the ex-gay movement. For the Survivor Initiative, Bakke designed original collages for each of the speakers to present.


  1. Brooks, Jennifer (2007-08-11), “Baptists reach out to gays, to make them 'ex-gays'”, The Tennessean, <>. Retrieved on 23 August 2007 .

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