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I Can't Change What I Didn't Choose: Conversion Therapy

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Conversion Therapy was once believed to help change a person’s sexual orientation… sometimes called reparative therapy or even “praying the gay away.”

Samuel Brinton endured multiple forms of what some would call emotional and physical abuse.  He even received electric shock therapy in an effort to “convert” him into a heterosexual orientation.

He was told the government kills gay kids, all gay kids have AIDS and God no longer loves him.  Brinton endured so much abuse that to this day he still feels shocks when touched by another man.

Find out why you don’t hear much from those who survive conversion therapy, and why the phrase “I can’t change what I didn’t choose” is so true.

* The American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association and American Psychological Association oppose this practice.

* New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie just signed a bill barring licensed therapists from practicing conversion therapy on gay youth in the Garden State.  The only other state with a similar law is California.

 

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