Wayne Besen

Founder, Truth Wins Out

Wayne Besen is the Founding Executive Director of Truth Wins Out, a non-profit organization that defends the GLBT community against anti-gay lies and the "ex-gay" industry. Besen is also author of two books, "Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth" (Haworth, 2003) and Bashing Back: Wayne Besen on GLBT People, Politics and Culture. In 2006, Besen was recognized in the Advocate Magazine's "People of the Year" issue

Besen has appeared as a guest on leading news and political talk shows including: the NBC Nightly News, CNN Headline News, Fox's O'Reilly Factor and Hannity and Colmes, MSNBC News and Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Prior to founding TWO, Besen served as a spokesperson for five years with the Human Rights Campaign. He also worked in corporate communications for Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, and served as a press secretary on a U.S. Senate primary in Maine.