NEW BOOK - Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology And Fighting For The Woman I Love

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    Scientology, Homophobia and the Suspense of Disbelief.

    Out FM: Scientology, Homophobia and the Suspense of Disbelief

    http://outfm.org/liberation/index.p...logy-homophobia-and-the-suspense-of-disbelief

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    Scientology, Homophobia and the Suspense of Disbelief.

    Published: 14 October 2018

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    Tune to Out-FM on Tuesday, Oct 16th from 8-10pm on WBAI/NY 99.5FM or wbai.org for a special on Scientology, how it uses unethical means to enforse their will on those that oppose them and it’s anti-gay policy with a special focus on former high ranking leader Michelle LeClair, a lesbian.

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    We'll present excerpts from the 3 time Emmy winning documentarly Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. The film focuses on a number of former Scientology executives that left the Church for various reasons. It details the unethical methods of the group which range from using “audit” sessions against a person, if they ran afoul of the church hierarchy. Auditing is a religious practice similar to confession. The church also employs its congregants as snitches to spy on other church members and write up their “violations”. Additionally they’ve been show to engage in illegal practices in harassing former members, especially those that speak out against the Church of Scientology.



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    Listened to the Audio Book. It's a great book with an engaging story line.
    Pleasantly surprised. :)
     
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    Publishers' Weekly has a short interview with Michelle LeClair.

    Former Scientologist is ‘Perfectly Clear’ on Dangers of the Church

    https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw...perfectly-clear-on-dangers-of-the-church.html

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    What do you hope readers will take away from it?

    I hope that when readers talk with their kids about not taking candy from strangers and not walking up to a van and pet a puppy they don’t know, that that also tell them to never ever walk into the Church of Scientology. As parents, we have to balance how to teach unconditional love and acceptance, but also teach discernment and a little bit of a critical eye so that groups like this cannot pull them in.

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    "Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love" praised by Lawrence Wright, Norman Lear, Debbie Allen and Pat Mitchell (Former President and CEO of PBS and Curator of TEDWOMEN).

    https://www.michelleleclair.com/praise/

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    Michelle LeClair, author of "Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love," to appear at GLAAD Gala in Atlanta.

    Georgia Voice: Transgender Advocate Amiyah Scott will be Honored at GLAAD Gala in Atlanta

    https://thegavoice.com/community/tr...ott-will-be-honored-at-glaad-gala-in-atlanta/

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    Transgender advocate and actress on FOX’s “Star” Amiyah Scott will be honored at the 2018 GLAAD Atlanta Gala this Friday (November 9), GLAAD – the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization – announced today.

    The gala is a celebration of national and local leaders accelerating LGBTQ acceptance. The event will be hosted by actress and recording artist Kat Graham. Appearances at the gala will include “Walking Dead” actor Daniel Newman, TV news host Thomas Roberts, author Michelle LeClair, singer Tena Clarke, and reality star and singer Jermaine Sellers. The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus will also perform.

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    Michelle LeClair speaks at GLAAD Gala Atlanta.

    The GA Voice: GLAAD Gala Atlanta Celebrates LGBTQ Stories and Advocates

    https://thegavoice.com/community/glaad-gala-atlanta-celebrates-lgbtq-stories-and-advocates/

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    The night included stories from Michelle LeClair and Tena Clark, a review of the Rainbow Wave we saw in this past election from GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, and an awarding of Amiyah Scott, transgender actress and activist, with GLAAD’s Rising Star Award.

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    LeClair, an Atlanta-based author, shared her story of coming out while a part of the Church of Scientology, while Clark, an Atlanta-based singer, shared hers of growing up and coming out in rural Mississippi.

    “I once lived a lie in a so-called religion that said being gay was a horrible thing,” LeClair said. “I came out within an organization that sought to suppress who I was and who I loved.”

    “I am a story of the south, as I’m sure a lot of you are,” said Clark. “There wasn’t much space for living outside the lines beyond rigid gender roles and an old-fashioned, intolerant notion of who you could love.”

    The point of these stories? To exhibit the importance of representation and hearing LGBTQ stories that GLAAD holds at the core of its mission.

    “To me, what’s important is that our stories are shared with the LGBTQ community,” LeClair continued. “I feel that we all have stories to share… I know hearing stories like ours makes all the difference and I hope we can inspire others.”

    “GLAAD has played an absolute vital role in empowering all of us to share our truth,” Clark added.

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