When Jared Dixon worked up the courage to come out to his parents it didn’t go well. His father said that being gay was “abnormal.” His mother and father began pressuring Jared to try “ex-gay” conversion therapy. This is a discredited practice that falsely claims to change sexual orientation or gender identity through prayer or […]
In 2012, then-Exodus President Alan Chambers decided to abandon the “ex-gay” industry. He said no one changes and it harms people. “It was the continual unwrapping of the bandages around my eyes. My [gay] feelings haven’t changed and nobody else’s feelings that I ever met have changed. It began to chip away my belief that […]
To the Dark Side and Back Gets Inside the Minds of Former Ex-Gay Leaders and Answers the Question: ‘Why Did They Do it?’ WASHINGTON – Truth Wins Out (TWO) released To the Dark Side and Back today, a new 110-page multi-media, interactive publication which features Executive Director Wayne Besen interviewing seven former “ex-gay” leaders. The […]
My ‘ex-gay’ conversion ‘therapist’ tried to cure me with a rubber band Brian Nesbitt grew up in a conservative Christian home in Clovis, NM. He tried to change his sexual orientation through “ex-gay” conversion therapy. It didn’t work and had harmful effects. Part of his “therapy” was snapping a rubber band on his wrist every […]
Susan Stanskas is a mom who discusses how ‘ex-gay’ organizations divide families – in the name of family values – and even cause some gay teenagers to commit suicide. In this video, she urges parents to accept their gay and lesbian children and warns about the harm done by rejecting them.
Patrick McAlvey entered therapy to change his sexual orientation at the age of 19. His former counselor, Mike Jones, was the director of Corduroy Stone, an affiliate of now-defunct Exodus International. He originally met Jones after he spoke at a Church youth ministry, while McAlvey was still in Middle School. The two connected years later, […]