Richmond, Virginia's new "Nobody Is Born Gay' sign from 'ex-gay' activist group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) has drawn the ire of the model featured on the billboard, who says he's quite happy being gay and not actually a twin like the sign would have people believe.
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.
"The issue isn't the photo on a the billboard, but the actual science."
And by "actual science" Doyle presumably means "thoroughly discredited, pseudo-scientific soul poison"
Watch a segment of Roux's interview with WWBT, AFTER THE JUMP...