Wayne Besen

Get to know Wayne Besen, the gay rights advocate, spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, and the founder of Truth Wins Out organization and website. Besen has interviewed hundreds of former and current "ex-gays," and is an outspoken critic of organizations such as Homosexuals Anonymous, who try to "cure" individuals of homosexuality. Come here for more information about the author of Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth. Wayne Besen was recognized in the Advocate Magazine's "People of the Year" issue in 2006.
Salvation Army 'Does Not Consider Homosexual Orientation a Sin'

Salvation Army Doesn't Consider Homosexuality a Sin

The bell-ringing charity removed two links to 'ex-gay' therapy groups from its website's resource collection for dealing with 'sexual addiction.'

'Ex-Gay' Therapist Leading Air Force Academy's Cadet Counseling

'Ex-Gay' Therapist Leading Air Force Academy's Cadet Counseling

Mike Rosebush has spent more than two decades advocating for the discredited therapeutic practice that aims to turn gay people straight. He's now the head of the cadet counseling program at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Op-ed: Where the Vile Pretend to Be Virtuous

Op-ed: Where the Vile Pretend to Be Virtuous

LGBT activist and writer Wayne Besen headed to the ultraconservative Values Voter Summit.

WATCH: New Project Spotlights LGBT-Affirming Christians

WATCH: Project Says, Not All Christians Are Like That

The Not All Like That Christians Project hopes to counter homophobic voices.

Right-Wing Group Sues Over N.J. Ex-Gay Therapy Ban

Right-Wing Group Sues Over N.J. 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban

Liberty Counsel filed the suit Thursday; one attorney with the group says Gov. Chris Christie is making war on Christianity.

New Jersey Gov. Signs Ban on 'Ex-Gay Therapy'

New Jersey Gov. Signs Ban on 'Ex-Gay Therapy'

Republican governor Chris Christie waited until the final moment, but ultimately signed a bill outlawing so-called conversion therapy that aims to turn gay people straight.

Scott Lively Will Be Tried for Fueling Antigay Persecution In Uganda

Scott Lively Will Be Tried for Fueling Antigay Persecution In Uganda

A federal judge today overruled the American evangelical minister's request to dismiss an international lawsuit contending that Lively violated human rights by stoking the antigay climate in Uganda.

Leaders of Change

Leaders of Change

From fighting for marriage equality to furthering the education of youth, these are only a few of the people who are furthering social and legal justice for the LGBT community through outstanding leadership of nonprofit organizations.

Organizers Cancel 'Ex-Gay Pride Month' Citing Vague 'Security Threats'

Organizers Cancel 'Ex-Gay Pride Month' Citing Vague 'Security Threats'

Although Voice of the Voiceless cancelled its scheduled ex-gay pride month, it declared September as national ex-gay awareness month.

WATCH: 'Hardball' on the 'Ex-Gay' Movement

WATCH: 'Hardball' on the 'Ex-Gay' Movement

Host Chris Matthews and guests Wayne Besen and Laura Berman are glad the movement's diminishing.

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