UPDATE: Exodus International shut down in 2013 after the group’s leader, Alan Chambers, and its Vice President, Randy Thomas, said that no one was successfully transforming from gay-to-straight.
Patrick McAlvey Survives ‘Ex-Gay’ Touch Therapy With Exodus Counselor
About the Author
Wayne Besen is the Founding Executive Director of Truth Wins Out and author of “Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth” (Haworth, 2003). In 2010, Besen was awarded the “Visionary Award” at the Out Music Awards for organizing the American Prayer Hour, an event which shined a spotlight on the role American evangelicals played in the introduction of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.