Wow. We won!
Tuesday night, Apple dumped Exodus International’s “gay cure” iPhone app after more than 150,000 people joined Truth Wins Out and Change.org in calling for its removal. The app was pulled by Apple, as they apparently recognized that Exodus demonizes LGBT people, calling them perverse and saying that homosexuality will “make your heart sick.”
To make this moment possible, Truth Wins Out applied tremendous pressure in the form of a sustained, two-week-long multimedia campaign that caught the attention of media outlets around the world, from CNN and MSNBC to the Wall Street Journal and Guardian UK.
This major victory for the Truth Wins Out community means that Exodus has one less platform through which to expose LGBT youth to their dangerous, hateful, and scientifically bankrupt message.
But, while we may have won this battle, we’re still in a war to defend the LGBT community. To fight back against Exodus International and other “ex-gay” organizations, we need your support urgently. Will you donate $25, $50, $100 or more by Monday to help us launch our next campaign?
Our work can’t happen without your help.
As the tide of public opinion shifts in favor of LGBT equality, you can be sure that our opponents will redouble their efforts to dehumanize the LGBT community. For example, within minutes of Apple’s removal of the Exodus app, anti-gay extremist Peter LaBarbera tweeted “H-O-M-O-F-A-S-C-I-S-M!!! Gays win, freedom of speech loses!!”
Investing today in Truth Wins Out will help provide us with the resources we need to continue fighting back against the misinformation and dangerous lies of groups like Exodus International. To help us launch our next campaign, please click on the link below to make a critical and timely contribution:
Thanks for your support. We can’t win victories like this without you.
Executive Director, Truth Wins Out
Truth Wins Out is a nonprofit organization that fights anti-LGBT religious extremism, anti-gay propaganda, and the “ex-gay” myth.
To support our campaigns for equality, please chip in what you can today: