Good As You: Wayne Besen Roundup

07/12/2011

Video: Two gay men, one campaign of 'change'

Wayne Besen chats with Thomas Roberts about, well, what else? Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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03/12/2011

Video: Professor Besen schools OWN

Nobody knows the "ex-gay" movement like Wayne Besen. So when he senses trouble in fair reporting-ville, we listen: Lisa Ling Screws Up Big-Time On ‘Ex-Gay’ Segment [TWO]

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07/19/2010

Video: A tale that will swallow JONAH?

Breaking News: Major ‘Ex-Gay’ Life Coach Accused of Sexual Misconduct By Former Clients [Truth Wins Out]

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12/16/2009

Exodus: Corduroy ties are finally out of fashion

Patrick McAlvey's testimony has been circulating since August, so you may have already seen it: This week Patrick's back in the news, thanks to Truth Wins Out's commitment to following through on the story: Truth Wins Out (TWO) revealed today...

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12/10/2009

Audio: Besen vs. brick wall

Wayne Besen ably refutes uber homo-hostile radio show host Steve Malzberg (even if Malzberg's preconceived script prevented him from any sort of open mind or concessions well before Wayne ever even grabbed the mic): (begins @ 20:47) The Steve Malzberg...

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10/08/2009

Video: Besen, Bill, and Barack: Whose spin factors most?

Bill O'Reilly Interviews Gay Rights Activist About Obama [YT] Don't you just "love" O'Reilly's verbal flourishes? He talks about "all this gay stuff" like there is, at best, no value on our lives, loves, and protection thereof, or, at worst,...

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06/29/2009

While we were away: Tenth -- TENTH! -- researcher told FOF to stop fudging their work

This from Wayne Besen's fab Truth Wins Out organization: In [an] article, “Childhood Sexual Abuse and Male Homosexuality”, [Focus on the Family's Jeff Johnston] wrote, “Many pro-gay researchers, activists and theorists deny that there could be a connection between child...

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03/20/2009

Laurie & Pete vs. Wayne & reasoned outrage

You might remember the following West Virginia anti-equality video, since it earned Internet infamy earlier this year for a scene (:57) in which an American family is shown as being in the literal crosshairs of gay activists: Now, just about...

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Pete calls Wayne 'extremist'; even kettle-focused pots find the logic incongruous

In a new post, longtime anti-gay extremist Peter LaBarbera is attacking gay activist Wayne Besen for being "one of the most hateful, anti-religious bigots in the overall homosexual activist movement." And while it may sound implausible to anyone who actually...

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02/23/2009

Video: Where there's a will to 'cure' gayness, there's a Wayne

TWO Counters Love Won Out in Charlotte, NC [TWO] **SEE ALSO: ‘Ex-Gay & The Law’ Released by Truth Wins Out and Lambda Legal [TWO]

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12/10/2008

'Assault' fakers called out in a Salt Laker's paper

This from Wayne Besen's Truth Wins Out organization: ‘We Refuse To Allow Anti-Gay Activists To Rewrite History and Pose As Beacons of Religious Tolerance,’ Says TWO NEW YORK – Truth Wins Out (TWO) unveiled a hard-hitting full-page ad today that...

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09/18/2008

Every time an 'ex-gay' article is written, we gain ground

The Anchorage Press has done a fantastic cover story on "ex-gays," Focus on the Family's Love Won Out program, the Alaska leg of L.W.O (which was promoted in the bulletin of Sarah Palin's home church), and outspoken "ex-gay" foe Wayne...

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07/11/2008

Wayne's clearly hit a nerve, whether they admit it or not

Reacting to Wayne Besen's perfectly reasoned and thoroughly justifiable attempts to keep longtime gay rights foe James Dobson from being honored with a place in the Radio Hall of Fame, Focus on the Family's Gary Schneeberger today came to the...

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07/09/2008

Wayne to radio types: A James-free Hall is a Shame-free Hall

As you might have heard, the Museum of Broadcast Communications recently announced Focus on the Family's James Dobson as a nominee for induction into the Radio Hall of Hame. And while many of us who've covered Dobson's parade of deception...

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11/02/2007

Video: Who knew the 'gay cure' could be found at Staples?

This from Wayne Besen's Truth Wins Out organization: Ah yes, the "pain away the gay" method. Because that is truly what God intended -- for folks to stifle their passions and desires with everyday office supplies. When you're done with...

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11/01/2007

Video: Challenging the 'ex'es in Texas

Last Friday, we told you about a protest that Wayne Besen and his Truth Wins Out group were staging against the pro-"ex-gay" NARTH organization and their reliance on junk science. Well now Wayne, being the mensch that he is, has...

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10/26/2007

The proponents of 'ex'es get protested in Texas

This Saturday, when the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) holds its annual meeting at the Dallas Marriott, our pal Wayne Besen (pic.) and his Truth Wins Out group will lead a protest against the junk science...

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10/10/2007

Video: Straight vs. 'ex-gay" -- an irreconcilable difference

Wayne Besen has identified four women who were once married to closeted gay men that identified as "ex-gay." These are the sad stories of living under false pretenses with a man who they never really knew: This is the damage...

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05/24/2007

Video: You can't fix what isn't broken

Another video from Wayne Besen's Truth Wins Out organization: Thirty years of fruitlessly struggling to overcome the truth. Three decades of unnecessary struggle and self-hate, propagated by societal stigma. That is more time than this writer has even been on...

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02/16/2007

Video: Spitzer should just change job status to 'debunker of own work's myths'

On a number of occasions, we've pointed out the way the "ex-gay movement" misuses Dr. Robert Spitzer's work. Wayne Besen, however, hasn't gone the extra mile by getting Spitzer both on the record and on camera: We at G-A-Y have...

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Video: 'I do' doesn't change who you want 'to do'

Below clip comes courtesy of Wayne Besen's Truth Wins OUT organization: That's the funny thing about "happily ever after." You simply can't force it into a box in which it wasn't meant to fit! TWO Unveils Valentine’s Video Showing How...

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02/07/2007

Video: Yet another researcher rebukes Dobson's 'Focus'

Wayne Besen's Truth Wins Out organization has released another video regarding the way James Dobson misrepresented research in a recent Time magazine commentary: So let's see here -- of the two researchers Dobson quoted in his Time piece, how many...

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01/18/2007

When it comes to 'ex-gay' debunking, Besen doesn't f*** around

Wayne Besen (pic) and his Truth Win Out organization have filed a complaint against Peter LaBarbera and his American For Truth organization for continuing to sell a video titled "It's Not Gay" on AFT's website, yet neglecting to tell potential...

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12/29/2006

We're not threatened by the 'ex-gay' myth, we're sickened by it!

In a new web posting in which he essentially solicits money for his organization by pointing out all of the wonderfully gay/trans-unfriendly things to which his group has committed their energy, Peter LaBarbera of the so-called "Americans for Truth" says...

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12/18/2006

Video: Dobson misquotes Gilligan...and probably the Skipper too

You may remember last week when we told you about a commentary that Focus on the Family head honcho wrote in response to Mary Cheney's pregnancy. At the time, we were suspicious that Dobson had twisted and misquoted science in...

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09/21/2006

Straight Guise for the Queer Eye

In a column recounting his recent experience at an "ex-gay"-encouraging revival meeting, activist Wayne Besen says of the revival's leader, pastor and "former homosexual" Tim Wilkins: ...Wilkins unwittingly admitted that he was not cured, but merely suppressing his sexuality. He...

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09/07/2006

Fall's televised tribe divisions not confined to 'Survivor'

Wayne Besen's Truth Wins Out organization is speaking out against "Pure Passion," a new "ex-gay"-focused television show that's soon to launch on Christian television. We, however, say to Wayne: "Easy tiger. What's the big deal? I mean, there are loads...

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08/23/2006

Lone Star State Some Reason: 'Truth' to counter 'Change' in TX

Truth Wins Out, Wayne Besen's organization designed to counter the uber-bizzarre "ex-gay" movement, will counter a Living Hope/Lasting Change conference this weekend in Carrollton, TX, in hopes of showing attendees "that they can be loved and accepted for who they...

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06/20/2006

Spitzer again defends his work against 'ex-gay' revisionism

Just last week, as you may remember, we called out a Concerned Women For America intern for quoting Dr. Robert Spitzer's study on "ex-gays" as if his findings unquestionably showed "the efficacy of reparative therapy." A few weeks prior, we...

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06/16/2006

'Concerned Intern' already learnin' the game

In yet another Concerned Women for America-based criticism of Wayne Besen's new "ex-gay"-challenging group, Truth Wins Out, "Concerned Intern" Sarah Kuziomko says of one speaker at Besen's recent press conference: Stuart Stotsky, M.D., discussed the emotional impact of "ex-gay" therapies....

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06/14/2006

'Ex-gay' asks another to nix Hitler image; he's still Stalin

Reacting to a recent blog post from DL Foster, in which the "ex-gay" proponent likened activist Wayne Besen to Hitler, the head of the "ex-gay" organization Exodus International, Alan Chambers, has sent out a mass email denouncing Foster's words. In...

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06/12/2006

What DL, you couldn't find a way to work in 'Mein Kampf'? Amateur.

On his Perspectives in Motion blog, "ex-gay" preacher DL Foster has posted a photo of Wayne Besen with a doctored Hitler mustache, in an attempt to highlight his claims that Besen is using Nazi-like tactics in his (rightful) criticism of...

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06/09/2006

Concerned Woman's verbal diarrhea gets just a lil' more unsavory

Responding to this week's press conference wherein Wayne Besen launched his new "ex-gay"-challenging group, Truth Wins Out, the Concerned Women for America's Robert Knight has released not one but two different audio rebuttals attempting to combat the words presented. Here...

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06/02/2006

He had no choice: Besen to launch 'ex-gay'-combatting group

Wayne Besen (pic.), master "ex-gay" challenger and author of the book Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies behind the Ex-gay Myth, has announced that he'll launch Truth Wins Out, a new national organization designed "to combat so-called 'ex-gay'...

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03/13/2006

Merrill Keiser Jr. continues his gay hate Sr.

Our "ex-gay"-debunking buddy Wayne Besen tips us off to the fact that Merrill Keiser Jr. (pic.) -- he being the Ohio Dem. Senate hopeful who is pushing for the death penalty for gays -- appeared on Fairfax, Virginia's The Edge...

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12/06/2005

Besen asks AFA to yank deceptive video; we say, 'why stop there?'

"Ex-gay" debunker Wayne Besen (pic.) is reporting that the American Family Association is continuing to feature a man in their "It's Not Gay" video of "queer-converting" propaganda, despite the fact that the man, Michael Johnston, stepped down as an "ex-gay"...

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10/28/2005

W. Besen the First updates on J. David Enright the Fourth

Wayne Besen is reporting that he has spoken to J. David Enright IV (pic.) -- the NY socialite who the NY Post recently claimed was suing the Catholic Church because a priest turned him gay -- and that Mr. Enright...

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