Many gay men and women end up marrying people of the opposite sex. But what is it like for the spouse who eventually finds their marriage breaking down? Recently we told the stories of gay men who had married women. It prompted a strong response from readers who had experienced it from the other side - those whose wives and husbands had come out as gay. To me it's not brave to spend 10 or 20 years with someone only to destroy and discard them," says Emma.
'My Husband's Not Gay' Reality Show Faces Backlash
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This is no exception. Religious conservatives regularly argue against the idea of identifying individuals by their sexual orientation. And as the stars of this special, they model exactly what it looks like to live in the gap between them. As a result, they make it painfully obvious how contrived these notions are.
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With Sunday night's debut of My Husband's Not Gay , the channel that once aired programming intended to educate pre-schoolers , teach about outer space , and was originally founded by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare and NASA solidified itself as a mouthpiece for the religious right to propagate false -- and dangerous -- ideas about LGBTQ people. My Husband's Not Gay is an hour-long special about four Mormon men in Salt Lake City who are attracted to other men, but refuse to identify as gay or bisexual. Three of the men are in "mixed orientation" marriages -- partnerships where one member, in this case the wife, is straight.
At first blush, I would agree with GLAAD that it is irresponsible to espouse the doctrine of reparative therapy , where religious groups believe that gay men and lesbians can pray the gay away and live heterosexual lives. They form a support group that meets regularly in settings both religious and social. Three of the men are married to women and have children. One, Tom, is a year-old who has never kissed a woman or man , but wants to settle down with a nice lady. None of these men think they are straight.