What it's like to come out of gay conversion therapy


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A report out recently revealed that gay conversion therapy has been happening in Australia since at least the 70s. And more surprisingly it's still happening. It comes under the banner of ‘ex-gay’ therapy, which is the idea in a few religious sects and communities that same-sex attraction is a disorder you can treat or heal. They might try and ‘pray the gay away’ with therapy or counselling; it can be formal like a program, or informal like just having your pastor tell you that you’re possessed by a demon. In the US, 14 states have now banned it and there’s a push for it to also be banned here as well. Meet two young Australians who have come out the other side and hear advice from a counsellor. Support: Freedom2b https://freedom2b.org/

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