When a child comes out to his or her family, it becomes a tug-of-war between LGBT advocates and right wing extremists. The LGBT community seeks to provide love and accurate information to ease the coming out process. The Far Right often advises desperate parents to enroll their vulnerable children in damaging and ineffective “ex-gay” conversion camps. These programs peddle false hope by promising to turn gay or transgender kids into heterosexuals through prayer and quack therapy.
The mission of Truth Wins Out, a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, is to prevail in this tug-of-war, so we can save LGBT youth and their families the trauma of enduring these psychologically abusive conversion programs that don’t work and can lead to devastating consequences, such as severe depression, substance abuse, and even suicide.