Back in 1989, when I worked for a Washington DC public policy research consulting company, I met the roommate of a younger coworker, and was told he was in the “Love in Action” program. I did see a little of the printed literature, with references to “ministry” to people with AIDS, and was told that the roommate was “trying to give up the gay lifestyle.” After I had left the company, I was invited anyway to a Sunday night (March 1990) service that the group sponsored at the Presbyterian Center in Washington DC (below), near American University. It was mostly a classical music concert, but before the end of a Bach cantata, the minister interrupted the service for a “prayer”. I thought that did disserve to the performance of the music. But no one mentioned gay issues at the service. I don’t believe I have ever been in that large facility since.
The repeal of "don't ask don't tell" should make the ex-gay movement less credible, especially in the minds of gullible parents. But through much of the history of Love in Action, gays were officially excluded from the military by "asking", and then we had the "don't ask don't tell" statute, which can feed the kind of propaganda (a generalization of "unit cohesion" as applied to the extended family) that LIA wants to "sell".
The film presents several other teens, such as Lance Carroll.
The film was screened late Wednesday afternoon at the West End Cinema in Washington DC, before a moderate festival (Reel Affirmations 20) crowd, at a reduced price admission. There are reports that demand for the Men's Shorts late Tuesday night at the same small venue was overwhelming; I didn't get to those.
Wikipedia attribution link for Memphis skyline and pyramid My last visit was 1992. John Grisham’s “The Firm”, a movie in 1993 starring Tom Cruise, takes place there. The novel opens with a sentence that marriage was "mandatory" for employment within The Firm.