Please join us at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, in Mountain View, Calif., for a prayer vigil in front of the church that is hosting Focus on the Family’s ex-gay Love Won Out road show.
Also on Saturday, the Billy DeFrank GLBT Community Center will host a panel discussion on the ex-gay industry at 1 p.m.
The panel will feature Aejaie Sellers, DeFrank Center’ CEO/Executive Director; Bill Roth, Catholic Democrats of California; Gloria Nieto, Santa Clara County LGBT Democrats; the Rev. Michael Ellard, Metropolitan Community Church of San Jose; ex-gay survivors; and Wayne Besen, executive director of Truth Wins Out.
Love Won Out is a quarterly ex-gay symposium sponsored by Focus on the Family. John Paulk, an ex-gay leader who was on the cover of Newsweek and appeared on Oprah, 60 Minutes and Good Morning America, originally ran the program. Love Won Out suffered a major setback after Paulk was photographed in a Washington, D.C., gay bar by Besen.
TruthWinsOut.org is a non-profit organization that counters right wing propaganda, exposes the “ex-gay” myth and educates America about gay life.
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