Christine Bakke

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Advertising
Location Denver, Colorado, United States
Introduction I am a woman on a journey. I am making my own acquaintance after many years of trying to be many things I am not.

I came out of the closet as a lesbian in 1994 and went back in 1998 because I believed the slogan of the ex-gay movement that said, "Change is Possible!"

In 2003 I realized that while I had experienced some positive changes, my orientation had not changed. Not only that, but over time I realized the damage that my change efforts had wrought.

Want to know more? You've got a couple options: Read my first blog entry about the basics of my journey, read an article featuring my story in Glamour, or check out my bio at Beyond Ex-Gay.
Interests activism, christianity, civil rights, ecumenism, energy, ex-ex-gay, ex-gay, femininity, gay history, grace, healing, lesbian, queer, reading, religion, sexuality, social justice, spirituality, women, women's history
Favorite Movies Fish Can't Fly, Trembling Before G-D, Little Miss Sunshine, The Shipping News, Antwone Fisher, Billy Elliot, Chocolat, Amandla! A Revolution In Four Part Harmony, Stevie, The Princess Bride, The Shawshank Redemption, The Apostle, The Scarlet Pimpernel
Favorite Music Blues, Folk, Alt-Country, Americana, Lyle Lovett, Edie Brickell, Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Eric Clapton, Nina Simone, Over the Rhine, Keb Mo', James Taylor, k.d. lang, Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Jackie Greene, Doria Roberts, Sinead O'Connor, Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Alison Krauss, Shelby Lynne
Favorite Books Leaving the Fold, Middlesex, Fun Home, My Lover Is a Woman, She's Come Undone, Tipping the Velvet, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Hood, Sister Outsider

Well, maybe they don't need them, but don't you think that some fish might like a bicycle?

Sure. But don't tell people you’re a bicycle-loving fish when you're really a swimming-loving fish.