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<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.