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“Day of Truth’ Promotes Shame and Pushes ‘Ex-Gay’ Conversion Therapy In Public Schools, Says Filmmaker Daniel Gonzales
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Truth Wins Out unveiled a new video today on YouTube examining the “Day of Truth” which aims to push gay youth into ‘ex-gay’ conversion programs. In response to GLSEN’ “Day of Silence” where gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth remain silent to protest the silencing effect discrimination and harassment has on LGBT youth, the far right Alliance Defense Fund created a “Day of Truth” one day after the pro-gay “Day of Silence.”
“The ‘Day of Truth’ is nothing but an elaborate attempt by right wing groups to push junk psychology and bad-theology on gay youth,” says Daniel Gonzales who helped write and narrate the video. Gonzales is a former patient of ‘ex-gay’ therapist and NARTH president Joseph Nicolosi.
The religious right sells their “Day of Truth” as a compassionate message of truth but this film examines how the real message being pushed at this event is neither compassionate nor truthful.
Link to Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI4-eDG3Bb0
Truth Wins Out is a non-profit organization that counters right-wing propaganda, exposes the “ex-gay” myth and educates America about gay life. For more information, visit http://www.TruthWinsOut.org.
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