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“Once-Gay” Survivor of Pulse Nightclub Shootings to Speak at Historic Summit
Posted on Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Luis Ruiz lived an active gay lifestyle until a man opened fire in 2016 at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL, where Luis was celebrating his birthday.
“After losing many of my friends and being taken to the hospital for wounds sustained during the shooting, I came to learn that I was HIV positive,”
Luis writes. “At that moment, I dropped to my knees and wept. I wanted to live a healthier life, one that was not centered around sex and damaging
Luis will be among others relating their personal experiences with the LGBT sub-culture at the Summit,
including Elizabeth Woning, who describes herself as “once lesbian.”
Ruth Institute Founder and President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., says, “These witnesses testify to the fact that they were not ‘born gay,’ and
that change is possible. Many individuals and families need to hear their message.”
The Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution will include experts such as Dr. Robert
A.J. Gagnon, professor of New Testament Theology at Houston Baptist University, speaking on “The Bible and Homosexual Practice,” and Fr. D. Paul
Sullins, author of The Ruth Institute’s “Clergy Sex Abuse Report.” Other topics explored will be the trauma of divorce, with stories from adult
children of divorce and abandoned spouses.
Click here for more information on the Summit’s program.