Playboy Presents Faces of Resilience: Dusty Ray Bottoms, the Celebrity

Dusty Ray Bottoms first revealed his experience as a survivor of conversion therapy as a contestant on season 10 of "RuPaul's Drag Race," putting a rare, national spotlight on the dangerous and discredited practice. Since then, Dusty has gone on to speak openly and often about his experience, hoping to inspire other survivors and help end conversion therapy in the U.S. Playboy magazine profiled six people—both survivors and LGBTQ activists, including Dusty Ray Bottoms—who are working everyday to end the practice of conversion therapy in the U.S. The feature, "Faces of Resilience" appears in Playboy's Summer 2019 quarterly, "On Gender and Sexuality." These six brave people also inspired Playboy to launch its PRIDE IS GOOD campaign in support of The Trevor Project's 50 Bills 50 States campaign. Learn more at If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or suicidal, contact The Trevor Project's TrevorLifeline 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386. Counseling is also available 24/7 via chat every day at, or by texting 678-678.

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