Making Contact

Making Contact – Surviving Ex-Gay Therapy

The growth of the ex-gay movement in the last two decades gave rise to hundreds of therapy programs aiming to change people’s sexual orientation. Many were explicitly religious, and claimed to be able to “pray away the gay”. But there’s a growing movement, led by survivors of ex-gay therapy, to disprove and ban these harmful practices for good. On  this edition, stories of recovery from conversion therapy, and becoming ex- ex-gay.

Special Thanks to Robert Frazier of Monitor Studios and Terry Gildea of KUER.

Russ Gorringe, Kim Mack, Ben Jarvis, Evergreen therapy survivors; Gabriel Arana, writer and American Prospect Web Editor

For More Information:

Gabriel Arana’s Article

Is the Ex-Gay Industry Going Under? 

Dr. Robert Spitzer Repudiation from New York Times

Dr. Robert Spitzer’s Repudiation on NPR

Gabriel Arana

Beyond Ex-Gay

Beyond Ex-Gay II

Truth Wins Out

Box Turtle Bulletin

Ex-Gay Watch




Dr. Robert Spitzer Apologizes

Beyond Ex-gay Conference “Chalk Talk”

Gabriel Arana on Rachel Maddow

Former Ex-gay Leaders Apologize

Senator Ted Lieu introduces CA SB1172


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