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 […]
Promoters of “ex-gay” programs love to talk about (non-existent) sexual orientation or gender identity “change”. What these groups hate to discuss is their wacky, unethical, unprofessional and psychologically abusive methods. When people actually see what “ex-gay” conversion programs do, they are repulsed and see it as quackery.
Many people have heard of “ex-gay” conversion therapy, but few actually know what it entails. While the leaders claim they have “changed”, their sexual behavior paints a different portrait. Conversion programs also preach bizarre ideas that are far outside mainstream psychology.