Please join Truth Wins Out (TWO) founder and executive director, Wayne Besen along with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and a local panel of LGBT clergy, a licensed therapist, ex-gay survivors, and families who’ve struggled with acceptance for a community discussion about the dangerous practice of conversion therapy.
When: Thursday, February 16 at 7:30pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Atlanta (731 Peachtree St. NE)
- Rev T.J. McGiffert; Chaplain at Dekalb Medical and SoulForce Member
- Rev Paul Turner; Pastor of Gentle Spirit Church
- Dr. Gwen Davies; Licensed Psychologist – Clinical Director at Positive Impact
- Mrs. Patti Ellis; Activist Mother of Gay Son – Runs Website FamilyAcceptance.com
- Allen Peebles; Ex-Gay Survivor
- Rev Tony Jones; Pastor of Unity Fellowship Church
Joining the Local Panel will be Chaim Levin; Ex-Gay Survivor as a guest of Truth Wins Out.
TWO monitors anti-LGBT organizations, documents their lies and exposes their leaders as charlatans. TWO specializes in turning information into action by organizing, advocating and fighting for LGBT equality. TWO’s goal is to create a world where LGBT individuals can live openly, honestly and true to themselves.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is committed to exposing the dangerous practice of conversion therapy, a so-called treatment program based on the premise that people can change their sexual orientation from gay to straight. People who have undergone conversion therapy report suffering from increased anxiety, depression, and in some cases, suicidal ideation. The devastating consequences of this program are why we are working with others to end this practice and defend the rights of individuals harmed by it.
This Panel discussion is being sponsored in response to the Exodus International’s Love Won Out Conference in Atlanta on Saturday, Feb 18th. Local Activists from the Queer Justice League, GetEQUAL GA, PFLAG Atlanta, PFLAG Macon, Act Out Savannah, South GA Pride, and others will be holding a Protest Action on the Day of the Love Won Out Conference – For more information about this action and how to participate please visit our Facebook event page:
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