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Gacy survivor Dati on life and new book, “I Am Me”

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January 29, 2014
Windy City Times
Gacy Survivor Dati on Life and New Book, “I Am Me”

“As a 9-year-old, Patrick Dati’s life changed forever when serial killer John Wayne Gacy raped him in the men’s bathroom of the now defunct Goldblatt’s department store on a winter morning in January 1972.”

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Male survivors of sexual assault break silence, combat stigma

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July 21, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Male survivors of sexual assault break silence, combat stigma

“Consider the story of Patrick Dati and Dawn Smith. About two years ago, Smith was looking for ways to help her preteen son, who recently had tried to commit suicide after suffering years of sexual abuse, she said. She stumbled across Dati’s website, where he shared his story of being raped by serial killer John Wayne Gacy when he was 9 years old.”

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Violence Against Women Act shines a light on same-sex abuse

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March 14, 2013
CNN.com
Violence Against Women Act shines a light on same-sex abuse

“Patrick Dati had reached his breaking point. With a metal pin in his arm and Vicodin coursing through his veins, he picked up the phone to call his psychiatrist.”

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Surviving John Wayne Gacy – Patrick’s Story

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August 23, 2013
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“Surviving John Wayne Gacy – Patrick’s Story”

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“Statistics show that over 80% of boys and men do not come forward about abuse out of fear and shame. Patrick Dati was one of those statistics, but after years of depression and attempts with suicide, he decided to tell his story.”

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Patrick Dati supports upcoming short film “No One Knows”

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June 30, 2012
Indiegogo.com
No One Knows – A short film about secrets

Patrick Dati is a supporter of “No One Knows”, a short film coming out soon. Please visit their website and show your support.

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Patrick Dati collaborates with Nourishment for Difficult Times

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May 15, 2012
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Patrick Dati collaborates with Nourishment for Difficult Times

Patrick Dati is now collaborating with Nourishment for Difficult Times (Meditations Team) to make a difference with educating individuals who are recovering from sexual abuse or any form of physical violence.

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Patrick Dati chosen as Advisory Board Member for Dreamcatchers for Abused Children, Inc.

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April 27, 2012
Dreamcatchers for Abused Children
Dreamcatchers Welcomes Patrick Dati as Newest Advisory Board Member

“Patrick is honored to have been working in conjunction with the SAMHSA/US Department of Human Services sharing his story for their 2012 National Trauma Campaign as a trauma victim who has survived.”

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The abuse and bullying he endured from an older brother with Patrick Dati

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April 6, 2012
eHealth Radio Network
The abuse and bullying he endured from an older brother with Patrick Dati

“Patrick Dati who has now broken his silence and has written a memoir about the abuse and bullying he endured from an older brother throughout his childhood and adult life joins the show with host Eric Michaels”

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Patrick Dati named Head of LGBT Affairs for The Compassion Fashion Project

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January 11, 2012
The Compassion Fashion Project – Press Release
Patrick Dati named Head of LGBT Affairs for The Compassion Fashion Project

“The Compassion Fashion Project is proud to welcome our new Head of LGBT Affairs, Patrick Dati. Patrick is a long-standing advocate for anti-bullying campaigns, and through the use of his own compelling story as a childhood victim and SURVIVOR of serial killer John Wayne Gacy and his emotional personal experience with coming out, he has been an in-demand public speaker for LGBT campaigns and issues impacting survivors of childhood sexual abuse and bullying across America. Patrick is in the process of producing a book based on his very important work over at www.youandmecanstopbullies.com Patrick comes to us from Chicago and is father to a beautiful teenage daughter. Please welcome Patrick to the CFP team!”

Patrick Dati: Gacy survivor shares his story

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December 28, 2011
Windy City Times
Patrick Dati: Gacy survivor shares his story

“Chicago resident Patrick Dati has been to hell and back. He nearly committed suicide twice. However, he lived to share his story, and now he’s helping others heal from the pain of bullying and sexual abuse.”

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