"I no longer support the ex-gay movement or efforts to attempt to change individuals -- especially teens who already feel insecure and alienated. I feel great sorrow over the pain that has been caused when my words were misconstrued. I have worked at giving generously to the gay community in Portland where I work and live. I am working hard to be authentic and genuine in all of my relationships."
John Paulk, former high-profile spokesman for the "ex-gay" movement, in a letter to Portland, Ore., LGBT magazine PQ Monthly. The magazine published a story on Paulk April 18 that, among other things, reports him attending a party at The Eagle Portland. (PQ Monthly)