In The Media

The Daily Beast,‘You Will Find God’: Inside the Battle to Ban Conversion Therapy in Floridaby Sarah Rogers — features core group seeking to Ban Conversion Therapy in Orange County Florida including Thrive Executive Director Randy Thomas & Dan Scobey.

Jorge Estevez with WFTV Channel 9 hosted a panel discussion about conversion therapy with licensed counselor Stephanie Preston-Hughes, Survivor Jordan Hunter, Survivor and former ex-gay leader Randy Thomas

Newshour, BBC World Service, Randy Thomas speaks about coming out of conversion therapy and and encourages friend McKrae Game in his coming out last week. The segment is the last 8 Minutes (starts at 45:00) in the show titled, “Trump cancels Taliban talks.”

NBC News, NBC Out, “‘Doesn’t surprise me’: Conversion therapy survivors on another ex-therapist coming out,” by Tim Fitzsimons

WESH Channel 2 News, Orlando, “Central Florida LGBT groups push for conversion therapy ban.”

Watermark (Florida LGBT+ Paper), “Support builds as LGBTQ groups call on Orange County to ban conversion therapy,” by Jeremy Williams

Orlando Weekly, “Orlando rally tonight will bring together LGBTQ activists and allies to call for ban on ‘conversion therapy‘” by Jenna Lyons

Truth Wins Out — Thrive Executive Director Randy Thomas and Board President Yvette Schneider appear in this video apologizing for the harm they once were a part of and calling for a ban on conversion therapy for minors. Also appearing is our good friends Alan Chambers, John Smid and Michael Bussee. Check it out.

LGBTQ Nation, “The shameless ‘Pray Away the Gay’ industry has launched a cynical rebranding effort,” by Wayne Besen

The Orlando Sentinel, “Google must delete ‘pray away the gay’ app,” by Thrive President, Randy Thomas

The Mercury News, “How Google is Turning Its Back On The LGBTQ Community,” by Thrive Contributer Yvette Schneider

USA Today article, “‘Being LGBTQ is not an illness’: Record number of states banning conversion therapy.” written by Susan Miller

“Former ‘Ex-Gay’ Leader Warns About The Dangers of So-Called ‘Conversion Therapy'”Equality Florida

Guest Blog post “The Antidote” on the Five Simple Stones Blog by Lynette Bradford

“Focus Group Radio Highlights ‘Caution When Driving Gay'” Post – The Focus Group with Tim Bennett & John Nash

“Anna Faris is Unqualified Bonus Episode” (around the 24:40 mark) – Podcast

“Can Sexuality Be Changed?” A trial in New Jersey this week will determine whether telling gay people that they can become straight constitutes consumer fraud. The ruling might mean the end of so-called “conversion therapies” for good.”The Atlantic

“These Former Ex-gay Leaders Are Not Going Away”The Good Men Project

“Former Exodus Staffer Randy Thomas on Identity, Faith, & ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy”The Advocate

“Former ex-gay leader comes out as gay”Metro UK

“Why Former ‘Ex-Gay’ Randy Thomas’ Coming Out is a Huge Deal”Truth Wins Out

“Former ‘Ex-Gay’ Leader Comes Out”The Advocate

“Randy Thomas, Formerly Of Exodus International, Comes Out As Gay In Emotional Blog Post”The Huffington Post

“Former ‘ex-gay’ leader Randy Thomas: ‘I am gay. I am ok with who I am.'” Good As You

“Former Exodus Leader Randy Thomas Comes Out”The Bilerico Project

“Truth Wins Out Commends Former ‘Ex-Gay’ Leader Randy Thomas For Coming Out As Gay”Truth Wins Out

“Former ‘ex-gay poster boy,’ Exodus VP Randy Thomas comes out as gay”LGBTQ Nation

Before coming out…

“Exodus Leader Explains Why Gay Ministry Is Ending Its ‘War With the Culture’ and Details ‘God’s Creative Intent for Sexuality’” – The Blaze (Interview was given 18 months before I came back out as a gay man and was deeply conflicting about what I believed).