A documentary featuring stories of people who have left the homosexual lifestyle will debut this month in response to the annual “National Coming Out Day.”
Occurring each year on Oct. 11, National Coming Out Day is an event sponsored by the homosexual-advocacy group Human Rights Campaign. This year’s theme is “Come Out. Speak Out. Vote.” HRC is encouraging homosexuals to talk to their family and friends about their orientation.
The film, entitled “I Do Exist,” features people whose stories are not often heard, said the documentary’s producer, Warren Throckmorton Ph.D.
“Many in our country are skeptical that people who once identified as homosexual can make profound transformations,” Throckmorton said in a statement. “This 52-minute film introduces the audience to five such people along with expert commentary.”
Those behind the film hope it will raise the public’s awareness of ex-homosexuals and provide an alternative to HRC’s message of celebrating homosexuality.
“For too long, former homosexuals have been told they do not exist,” Throckmorton said. “Ex-gays are using this event to make a positive statement in contrast to the view that such change in sexual identity is not possible.”
One of the video participants was once featured in an award-winning film as a homosexual man. Noe Gutierrez was in the video “It’s Elementary” explaining his sexual orientation to middle-school children. Gutierrez has since become heterosexual and talks about his process of transition in the new film.
Schools, churches or other organizations interested in screening “I Do Exist” can make contact with Throckmorton through the film’s website.
As WorldNetDaily reported, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays recently erected a billboard it hopes will highlight the group’s belief that homosexual activists, contrary to their rhetoric, are not tolerant of those who have become heterosexual.
“Homosexual activists seek total acceptance and tolerance for their decisions, but they openly discriminate against ex-gays’ decisions to leave homosexuality,” said Regina Griggs, executive director of PFOX.