'Praying the gay away' trauma: survivors crusade to ban conversion therapy

White House’s call for ‘reparative’ therapy ban for minors a welcome change as activists work to stop practice – but industry won’t go down without a fight

Related: Barack Obama calls for end to ‘conversion therapies’ for LGBT youth

When his father’s attempts to beat the gay feelings out of him failed, 11-year-old Sam Brinton was sent for conversion therapy.

I will probably bear the mental torture marks of conversion therapy for the rest of my life

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Scientific and anecdotal evidence indicates sexuality is changeable and not something that’s naturally inborn

My heart was wanting one thing and my mind and all the voices around me were telling me no, it’s a sin, it’s a sickness

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