The day I met a ‘gay conversion therapist’

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So-called gay conversion therapy is condemned by experts but still widely practised. What happened when a proud gay man signed up?

So-called"gay conversion therapy" may be condemned by experts but it is still permitted in the UK. So what happened when gay podcast host James Barr signed up for simulated"treatment"?

But despite all the certificates of his achievements at university on his office wall, Mike is not a qualified doctor, and neither is he a registered therapist. This is why I am interested in Mike. Is he motivated by homophobia, or does he actually think he's helping people who don't want to be gay? And if he is, is that OK?I reply that when I was younger I was bullied for being ginger, and as I grew older I was bullied for being gay. I tell him about a time when someone kicked me at the bus stop.He replies:"I don't think any one thing gives people same-sex attraction… but if that's your existence at school, it's bullying.

He remembers how one day at his church he walked past a rack of pamphlets."There was one called 'Bringing your child back to God' and it was essentially a book telling parents how to make their gay children straight." One day she noticed strange white patches on her skin. She went to the doctor and she was told she had developed an auto-immune disease called scleroderma.

For most young men, he says,"it's almost as though they're drawn to the mysteriousness, to the otherness of the female. Now for me, males felt other. Because I didn't feel like one." "I've never used the word 'suppression'," he says."What I believe in is transformation." He admits he will sometimes see a man and think that he's attractive."It may be my age, but I don't have that deep longing for an emotional attachment with a man, or a sexual encounter."

 

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They're so confused.😔

Aren't these therapist optional? No one's forced to go right?

Look into my eyes, my eyes, not around my eyes, look into... no, not my cock 🤦‍♂️

I can become gay with therapy?

Hi

Therapist may had been better event for 'conversion' than meeting half a dozen West Africans Mandingo warriors at the communal bathroom at prison

Did he have a good sense of interior design?

I’m afraid to ask. What is gay conversion?

Science just proved there isn't a 'Gay Gene' in humans genome. Hence, LGBTQ may be matter of psychiatry after all 😎

Perhaps the therapist want to be in touch with gay people, and they haven’t caught on with his inner needs. ( just a theory ? )

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