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The Sunday Sessions and the Heartbreak of Gay Conversion Therapy

The Sunday Sessions. Produced and directed by Richard Yeagley. Dickie Bruce Productions, 2018.

At the 2017 CSICon conference in Las Vegas, a well known skeptic psychologist asked me what my presentation would be about that weekend. I explained that I was scheduled to talk about the horrors of gay conversion therapy (GCT), and that I advocate for an outright ban of the practice. His response surprised me: “So, you think we should ban a therapy because you don’t like it? Shouldn’t adults be given the right to seek any therapy they want?” A bit thrown by his summary of the issue, I replied, “I think we should prevent people from furthering the notion that homosexuality is a disease, offering them false hope, and putting them at risk of depression and suicide.” He left the conversation noticeably unimpressed by my argument.

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