Hi everyone. With CampOUT over with for another year, I thought I’d just give you a run down on my experience there. All up it was 3 days of fellowship with GLBTI Christians and friends. For me, it was a life changing experience.
On the first morning, we looked at the documentary Coming Out, Coming In. I’m sure many folk here would find it interesting, so I’ve included the website so you can check it out for yourselves.
Later, we had a reading from author Glen Retief of his book ‘The Jack Bank’ which was an interesting look into growing up gay in Christian South Africa back in the 80s.
That evening, we had an audience with Jason and Demarco. If you have not heard of them, they are performing artists who sing duets of both Christian and secular music. They are also a loving couple, very much evidenced during their performance. The did a version of Bridge Over Troubled Waters which was incredible.
The next day was a two part performance from ex-ex-gay activist/writer/speaker Peterson Toscano. Some of you may be familiar with his work. For us, we were treated to a reprise of his ‘Doin’ Time In The Homo No Mo Halfway House’ as well as his new monologue ‘I Can See Sarah Palin From My House’. If you haven’t see his work, please check him out. He is a truly gifted performer.
This is us. All up, around 60 odd. Accommodation was a mixture of motel rooms, dorm rooms in a converted barn, cabins and actual tenting. Meals were provided or you could cook out, like Gary and I did.
Me, representing at CampOUT.
My partner, Gary – founder of CampOUT. You’ll notice that lavender is very much the theme here.
I’m definitely heading back for CampOUT 2012. I would love to see more Aussies there next year – or even an Aussie CampOUT. Maybe both!