What’s Gay Conversion Therapy Really Like? Let’s Ask

For those who haven’t heard of gay conversion therapy, it’s the practice of trying to “cure” individuals of their homosexuality through a process that is largely agreed by mental health professionals to be complete pseudoscience.

These therapy sessions happen in doctor’s offices and special camps around the United States. Unfortunately, the process is pretty brutal, and has been linked to lifelong psychological problems and at worst, possibly suicide.

In most cases, children are forced to go to the sessions or risk being kicked out of their homes. This whole practice is pretty much terrible, and numerous horror stories can be found online from those who had to go through these degrading sessions.

Click down to #7. It’ll make you wonder how “conversion therapy” is even legal.

12. At Least It All Ended Well

This one story is absolutely tragic. This is what happened after a son came out to his mother:

…started having him go to a “pray away the gay” counsellor. He never said anything about it being abusive or obscene, but it made him homophobic for about three years before he found a boyfriend. The happy ending is that his parents have gotten past it and they are all pretty happy.

I mean, at least it had a happy ending, right?