Episode 52 – Brian Nesbitt – “Ex-Gay” Therapy Survivor, Introduced by Wayne Besen, Founder and Executive Director of Truth Wins Out

Wayne Besen discuses his latest work with Truth Wins Out in protesting Ex-Gay therapy including a recent trip to Alaska and protesting James Dobson’s induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago. “Ex-Gay” therapy survivor, Brian Nesbitt discusses what lead him into “Ex-Gay” therapy, what was involved with the therapy, the failure of the therapy and his life since stopping therapy, becoming a proud out gay man and protesting the work of Exodous, NARTH and other “Ex-Gay” organizations.


Brian Nesbitt, “Ex-Gay” Therapy Survivor


Wayne Besen, Founder and Executive Director of Truth Wins Out and Brian Besen, “Ex-Gay” Therapy Survivor at Dallas Pride, September 2008


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Websites featured in this episode:
Truth Wins Out
Dump Dobson

Other organizations/books/information featured in this episode:
Sept. 07 Dallas Voice article on conviction of Christopher Austin, Ex-Gay therapist no longer available
Brian Nesbitt’s 30-second video, “Ex-Gay Rubber Band Therapy Doesn’t Work”
Brian Nesbitt’s 5 minute, 38 second video, “Brian Nesbitt Survived ‘Ex-Gay’ Rubberband; Aversion Therapy”
Exodus International
National Radio Hall of Fame
Prayers for Bobby: A Mother’s Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son, by Leroy Aarons


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