Conversion Therapy Doesn’t Work. “I Actually Felt Closer To God When I Accepted Myself.”

Braden Bradley

I’m Braden Bradley and I’m from Hallsville, Texas, which is a small town in northeast Texas, close to Louisiana. There’s one stop light and a Dairy Queen and it’s just cute and quaint. I met my first boyfriend and my first love at theater camp when I was a Senior …

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Grandma Finds Love Letter To Miss Universe, Sends Lesbian Granddaughter to Mental Hospital.

Wanda Martinez-Johncox

Special thanks to the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley for being our partner for this story. My name is Wanda Martinez-Johncox, born and raised in Puerto Rico. When I was little, in 1993, 13 years old, I was watching Miss Universe and we had this TV that was black …

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Gay Law Student Puts Ex-gay Counselor In His Place.

Scott-Blair

My name is Scott Blair. I’m from Ocean Grove, New Jersey. When you apply to law school these days, you can actually mark on your application if you are openly gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. And, you know, I put that down, because I figured why not? I was. And …

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Richard Socarides Recalls Coming Out To His Dad, One of the Founders of Conversion Therapy

While everyone’s coming out story is different, Richard Socarides’ might be one of the most unique. Richard, who served as President Clinton’s senior adviser on gay rights, explains his coming out experience in his twenties: [My father] was the founder, or one of the founders, of the school of psychiatry …

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