John J Smid

Episode 5 – How do you know your are right now? with John J Smid

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | MoreThe I’ve Been Wrong Before Podcast Website John J. Smid was once the former director of Love in Action, an ex-gay ministry.  Now he’s a happily married man living with his husband in Texas. His path from coming out to rejecting his sexuality to embracing it, is a long and twisty road. That path started with his being married to his first wife, figuring out he was gay and getting divorced.  It led to living[…]

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Irritated not Intimidated

I’m not a person to be intimidated by technology.  I am also a fan of clear instructions and well documented features.  Lately I’ve been struggling with the “helpfulness” of website templates.  Yes, I get that templates make it Very easy for hosting providers to have something ready made for customers.  However, when the template is not well documented as to where it pulls info from it becomes a REAL FUCKING headache.  I know. Let me repeat that. I KNOW what the information is that I want a particular part of the template to have.  I understand that I need to[…]

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Episode 4 Instructional Assistants with Angela

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | MoreThe I’ve Been Wrong Before Podcast Website Angela is an Instructional Assistant with a local elementary school. She schooled me on what her job entails, why she does it, and why we need more Instructional Assistants in our classrooms. Having 30+ kids in a classroom means the kids who need more help draws the teacher’s attention away from the general class. Angela helps support the teachers meet those higher need students, keeping the learning moving[…]

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From one ex-ex-gay to another

Coming out as an ex-ex-gay is a little different that coming out as gay.  For a long time, your nearest and dearest have known about your struggle with “same sex attraction”.  But you fought it! You Wanted to be straight.  That made you the acceptable kind of gay. It made you ex-gay. It didn’t matter that it meant denying who you really were or that there was constant tension and stress that colored every decision you made.  The Mainstream society you lived in thought you wanted to be just like them, so you were loved and pitied and supported. You[…]

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Forward!

I love interviewing my friends, you guys are so nice. However as a Podcast I think that The I’ve Been Wrong Before Podcast needs to grown beyond that. Ok Ok I’m the one who Needs to grow beyond that. I need to get over my nervousness and shyness (hello introvert) and try to reach out to to other people I want to interview also. On that note I have decided to reach out to McKrae Game to try for an interview. I’m sure he’s flooded with requests right now and here’s why: 20yrs in exgay ministry I WAS WRONG! Please[…]

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Episode 3 Fanfiction with Debra Stansbury

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | MoreIf you would like to listen to this episode on YouTube Click Here The I’ve Been Wrong Before Podcast Episode 3 Host: Erin Furian Topic: Fanfiction Quality Guest: Debra Stansbury I am not a huge fan of Fanfiction but Debra is not only fan of it, she writes a great deal of fanfiction also. In this episode Debra tries to help me find the the good in a genre of writing that I am less[…]

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