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'
November 27 2013 2:01 PM ET

Salvation Army Doesn't Consider Homosexuality a Sin

Sunnivie Brydum

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
November 19 2013 4:36 PM ET

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

Sunnivie Brydum

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
October 17 2013 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Where the Vile Pretend to Be Virtuous

Wayne Besen

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

WATCH: New Project Spotlights LGBT-Affirming Christians
September 04 2013 9:00 AM ET

WATCH: Project Says, Not All Christians Are Like That

Trudy Ring

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

Right-Wing Group Sues Over N.J. Ex-Gay Therapy Ban
August 23 2013 2:46 PM ET

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

Trudy Ring

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'
August 19 2013 1:01 PM ET

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

Sunnivie Brydum

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
August 15 2013 7:31 PM ET

Scott Lively Will Be Tried for Fueling Antigay Persecution In Uganda

Sunnivie Brydum

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
August 13 2013 5:00 AM ET

Leaders of Change

Advocate.com Editors

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'
July 15 2013 2:25 PM ET

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

Sunnivie Brydum

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
June 22 2013 4:28 PM ET

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

Trudy Ring

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

Right-wing Groups Seek to Ban Wayne Besen From Fox
August 23 2012 4:22 PM ET January 07 2014 5:27 PM ET

Right-wing Groups Try to Ban Gay Advocate From Fox

Sunnivie Brydum

Several Christian and right-wing groups have asked Fox News and Bill O'Reilly to ban gay rights advocate Wayne Besen from the network.

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