Has anyone tried to “cure” you of being gay? Are you an “Ex-Gay” Survivor? If so, we would like to hear your story. Join us and help expose the lies behind “conversion” therapy and help other LGBT people who have undergone or are considering “therapy” to “cure” themselves.
The idea that one’s sexual orientation can be changed through therapy is a dangerous lie, and has been discredited by medical and counseling organizations. Please join experts including from the Southern Poverty Law Center, Truth Wins Out, as well as local survivors to learn about this fraudulent practice, share stories about “conversion therapy,” and understand how we can protect LGBT rights.
RSVP appreciated but not required. Call 855.841.8356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more at //www.splcenter.org/
Provo Community United Church of Christ
175 N University Ave, Provo, UT
Facebook Event for Wednesday’s Provo Community Meeting.
First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City
777 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT
Facebook Event for Thursday’s Salt Lake City Meeting.
Panelists will include:
Sam Wolfe is a civil rights lawyer with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) where he helped launch the LGBT Rights Project and continues to help lead the nation-wide project. Sam’s work, often set in the Deep South, focuses on achieving greater respect and equality for LGBT people. Previously, Sam was a litigation associate at a leading international law firm in New York City. The National LGBT Bar Association recognized Sam as one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 in 2011. Sam attained his undergraduate degree from BYU-Provo.
Wayne Besen is the Founding Executive Director of Truth Wins Out and author of “Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth” (Haworth, 2003). In 2010, Besen was awarded the “Visionary Award” at the Out Music Awards for organizing the American Prayer Hour, an event which shined a spotlight on the role American evangelicals played in the introduction of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Besen has appeared on leading news and political talk shows including: the NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight, MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, CNN’s AC360, Fox’s O’Reilly Factor, FOX’s The Sean Hannity Show, and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Dr. Lee Beckstead is a psychologist in private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. His research focused on understanding how to resolve sexual orientation, religious, and social conflicts. He was selected to be on the American Psychological Association’s Task Force to evaluate sexual reorientation treatments and provide recommendations based upon that evaluation.