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New Memoir Documents Personal Story Of Abuse From Conversion Therapy To Living As A Gay Man Of Faith

By: PRLog

Randy Scobey (née Thomas), a Former Executive of Exodus International, Shares His Decades-Long Coming Out Journey Including How He Ultimately Helped Shut Down the Conversion Therapy Organization and Now Serves as an Activist for LGBTQ+ Rights

ORLANDO, Fla. - May 14, 2024 - PRLog -- Today, Inspirebytes Omni Media announces the release of WHY: A Memoir, written by Randy Scobey, the executive who helped shut down Exodus International, an international conversion therapy organization. In WHY, Scobey describes his struggle to live as a gay man of faith, and how this both caused him harm and caused him to harm others through his work at Exodus. His profound account of suffering and resilience gives readers an inside look at ex-gay ministry through one man's experience within that world.

Throughout the book, Scobey documents the abuse, betrayal, and brainwashing he experienced before he was ultimately able to remember and respect who he has always been. At times both funny and heartbreaking, Scobey's story is an invitation and a cathartic exploration of what he learned through his experiences. WHY: A Memoir chronicles how one can turn their back on their own community, out of both fear and a deep desire for love and belonging, and has been endorsed by numerous individuals and organizations within the LGBTQ+ community, including the foreword by Anne Heche.

"I hope my readers feel inspired to embrace their LGBTQ+ loved ones even tighter and become their champion, even if that loved one is themself—especially if that loved one is themself," says Scobey. "I also hope WHY encourages others to do more to help LGBTQ+ youths in crisis find and engage with the resources they need, instead of walking down the dark path I did, and if they walk away chuckling from some of my tales, even better!"

WHY is available now on Amazon and other retailers with worldwide distribution in English for $19.99 USD.

About Inspirebytes Omni Media:
Inspirebytes Omni Media (IOM) is a women-owned and -operated publishing company dedicated to effecting positive change by producing books and other products that are inspirational, educational, and entertaining. For more information, visit

About Randy Scobey:
Scobey's story was featured in the award-winning documentaries Pray Away and For They Know Not What They Do. Since (re)embracing his life and his truth, Scobey works passionately against the toxic ideology that underlies conversion therapy. His extraordinary story underscores that the proverbial "stained glass closet" is no match for authentic love. Today, Scobey lives with his husband Dan, their daughter, and fur babies in the suburbs of Orlando. Learn more about Scobey at

Martina Faulkner (President)
Inspirebytes Omni Media

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