Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX)

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GMU Equality, George Mason University

Second ex-gay group challenges Va. colleges over lack of ex-gay resources

Thursday, October 24, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) is asking the Virginia legislature to stop funding “gay-transvestite centers at Virginia’s public universities,” claiming state funds are being used to “indocronate” youth into changing their faith. [ Read more → ]
Christopher Doyle

‘Ex-gay’ therapy advocates threaten Va. colleges over lack of resources

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- The "ex-gay" group, Voice of the Voiceless, is urging LGBTQ resource centers at universities in Virginia to provide ex-gay therapy and resources on changing sexual orientation. The group sent a letter to all Virginia state colleges late last month threatening legal action,... [ Read more → ]

Will the Supreme Court read the most horrific children’s book of all time?

Friday, February 1, 2013
Richard Cohen is one of the most prominent purveyors of reparative therapy, the harmful process of trying to “cure” homosexuality that was recently banned for minors in California. And his book Alfie’s Home, cited in PFOX’s Supreme Court brief, is the most horrifically disturbing children’s book we have ever seen... [ Read more → ]

Memo to PFOX: We don’t need your rehabilitation

Sunday, August 19, 2012
“Victims,” best describes those who participate (especially those forced to participate) in the macabre ritual of self-loathing that SOCE (sexual orientation change efforts) groups advocate. These are not institutions of healing. But are institutions of shame and degradation. They are not based in science, instead they’re based in ancient dogma, blind bigotry, and willful ignorance. [ Read more → ]
State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance, Calif.)

Bill prohibiting ‘ex-gay’ therapy for minors called ‘fascism, ex-gay bashing’

Monday, August 13, 2012
REEDVILLE, Va. -- A new bill making its way through the California state legislature that would ban "ex-gay" reparative therapy for minors, has been called "fascism and ex-gay bashing" by the head of an "ex-gay" advocacy group. [ Read more → ]

LGBT advocates distribute school flyers to counter anti-gay message by PFOX

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- A group of LGBT advocates announced Wednesday they had delivered 50,000 flyers to high school students in Montgomery County, Md., aimed at dispelling myths about what it means to be gay. [ Read more → ]
Greg Quinlan

Ex-gay group seeks to infiltrate schools during ‘Day of Silence’

Monday, April 2, 2012
The organization Parents and Friends of Ex-Gay’s and Gays (PFOX) has decided that GLSEN’s annual Day of Silence is the perfect opportunity for their supporters to pass around flyers promoting “ex-gay” therapy ... such is the tactic of organizations like PFOX. Instead of providing an environment where LGBT students can feel supported and free to be themselves, they are instead spreading the message that “for many youth, homosexual attraction develops due to traumatic experiences, such as sexual abuse. [ Read more → ]
Wayne Besen (left) and Greg Quinlan

Truth Wins Out files defamation lawsuit against ‘ex-gay’ organization PFOX

Thursday, February 23, 2012
NEW YORK -- Truth Wins Out, a non-profit organization that fights anti- LGBT religious extremism, announced Tuesday that it had filed a defamation lawsuit against Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) and its President Greg Quinlan after he claimed on a television show that Truth Wins Out (TWO) Executive Director Wayne Besen tried to have him killed. [ Read more → ]

Maryland school official calls ‘ex-gay’ flyer ‘reprehensible and deplorable’

Thursday, February 9, 2012
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The superintendent of Montgomery County schools in Rockville, Md., has labeled as "reprehensible and deplorable" flyers that were sent home with high school students recently, claiming that homosexuality is a choice that can be changed. [ Read more → ]

The Top 10 Ex-Gay Stories of 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
In June, I penned a column, “The Fall of the Ex-Gay Myth,” which predicted that so-called “ex-gay” programs would crumble from internal rot. “It’s time for the discredited ‘ex-gay’ myth to simply go away and be rightfully viewed as an experiment that was tried and failed,” I wrote at the time. In the months since this column was written the decline of these “pray away the gay” organizations has only accelerated. [ Read more → ]

LGBT advocacy group announces plans to sue PFOX for defamation

Sunday, December 11, 2011
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Truth Wins Out, a non-profit advocacy group that fights anti-LGBT extremism, announced Sunday that it plans to launch a defamation lawsuit against Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) as a result of PFOX President Greg Quinlan’s comments in a television interview where he claimed that TWO Executive Director, Wayne Besen, tried to have him murdered. [ Read more → ]

‘Ex-gay’ lobbyist alleges gay rights advocate put a hit out on his life

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Truth Wins Out, a non-profit advocacy group that fights anti-LGBT extremism, has reacted with outrage and disgust over a television interview with Greg Quinlan, President of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX), who claimed that TWO Executive Director, Wayne Besen, put a hit out on his life. [ Read more → ]
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