DALLAS, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Truth Wins Out:
What: The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) will hold its annual meeting at the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport Marriott on October 27. The group claims there "are no gay people, just heterosexuals with a homosexual problem." A coalition of local and national GLBT organizations will hold a press conference at 11AM, followed by a demonstration against this controversial fringe group that claims to "cure" gay people. Ex-gay therapy is a practice that is condemned by every major medical and mental health association in America.
Where: In front of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport Marriott, Saturday, October 27, 11AM
Who: Paul Scott, Director, Equality Texas
Rev. Colleen Darraugh, Lead Pastor, MCC of Greater Dallas
Fernie Sanchez, Director, Vailente
Patti Fink, President, Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance
Kathy Collier, Director, PFLAG Dallas
Wayne Besen, Director, Truth Wins Out and author of Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth
Lloyd Rodgers (LPC), Therapist
Randy Martin, Therapist
Ex-Gay Survivors, TBA
Background: For the first time in a decade, the American Psychological
Association is reviewing its procedures on working with clients who are
gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender. NARTH is attempting to bully the
APA into allowing the disreputable, pseudo-scientific practice of "ex-gay"
therapy. NARTH is known for its bizarre theories, such as "non-homosexual
men who experience defeat and failure may also experience homosexual
fantasies or dreams." Last year, NARTH was embroiled in two major
controversies that lead to its President, Joseph Nicolosi, stepping down
from his post. In the first, a NARTH doctor wrote an essay supporting
gender variant children being "ridiculed" in school so they would conform.
In the second, another NARTH doctor wro
|SOURCE Truth Wins Out|
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