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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.

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

November 27 2013 1:01 PM

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.

November 19 2013 3:36 PM

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

October 17 2013 6:00 AM

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

September 04 2013 9:00 AM

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

August 23 2013 2:46 PM

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.

August 19 2013 1:01 PM

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.

August 15 2013 7:31 PM