The anti-gay grifter torture group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) caused quite a stir this week when it erected “Nobody Is Born Gay’ sign in Richmond, VA this week.
Well as it turns out the male model featured on the billboard Kyle Roux is not a twin, happily gay and very pissed off that PFOX is using his image.
Richmond’s WWBT reports:
Speaking via Skype, Kyle Roux said he was shocked his image was used. Especially since he calls himself an “out and proud” gay man.
“I was obviously quite shocked, so that why I decided to send you guys an email saying hey, I’m that guy in that billboard,” Roux said.
Roux hasn’t thought about that photo shoot in nearly a decade. He says the pictures used on the billboard were part of a stock photo shoot he did. Roux signed away the rights and was told the pictures would be used in commercial and corporate ads and brochures. […]
“It’s actually quite a big thing that there is this kind of discrimination and borderline hate speech going on, you know,” he said.
Roux says he’s worried about teens struggling with their sexuality, and he hopes to empower others.
Former board member of PFOX and current “ex-gay” Christopher Doyle says Roux’s pictures are irrelevant to what the billboard is trying to accomplish.
“The issue isn’t the photo on a the billboard, but the actual science.”
And by “actual science” Doyle means “thoroughly discredited” torture of gay men that in some cases leads to depression, suicide, and death.