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Wayne Besen

AKA Wayne R. Besen

Born: c. 1971

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Truth Wins OUT

Served as press secretary for Maine senator Sean Faircloth's 1996 bid for the U.S. Senate.

[1] Though a prominent gay rights activist, it is relatively difficult to locate admissions reported by the press of his own orientation. One such appears in Elinor J. Brecher, "Televangelist Rev. D. James Kennedy Dies", The Miami Herald, calling Kennedy "a source of great pain for gays and lesbians, distorting our lives on a national level."

    High School: Kaiser High School, Honolulu, HI
    University: BS Broadcast Journalism, University of Florida (1993)

    Edelman Public Relations Worldwide Washington, DC
    Human Rights Campaign
    Sons & Daughters of America
    Truth Wins OUT Executive Director

Official Website:

Author of books:
Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth (2003)

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