Fenty Apologizes for Honoring Leader of ‘Ex-Gay’ Movement
(Washington Post) –D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty apologized today over his decision to issue a certificate of appreciation honoring the leader of the “ex-gay” movement, which believes homosexuals can be rehabilitated.
Fenty’s statement comes one day after local and national gay rights leaders demanded to know why Fenty honored Regina Griggs, executive director of the Parents and Friends of ExGays and Gays.
Mafara Hobson, a Fenty spokeswoman, called Griggs’ award a “staff level error.”