"Ex-gay" movement is looking for a theme song!

An anti-gay Christian group is in need of sweet riffs to capture the essence of their cause

By Katie McDonough
Published July 9, 2013 8:10PM (EDT)

July is "Ex-gay Pride Month," according to absolutely nobody except the Family Research Council. But it is still news worth celebrating, according to "ex-gay" rights advocates. Worth celebrating with a song!

Which is why Voice for the Voiceless (Mission: "Defending the rights of former homosexuals") recently put out a request for an anthem, and there are some pretty incredible perks if you win!

Perks like debuting your music video "LIVE at the First Ex-Gay Pride Month celebration in Washington, DC." And ... that is it, basically.

Not sure how to capture the pulse of the "ex-gay" movement in four chords? Don't sweat it, Dan Savage and some other aspiring musicians on Twitter have a few suggestions to spare.

My personal recommendation? "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away," of course.

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h/t Joe My God


Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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