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Boy Erased

Title

Boy Erased

Authors

Garrard Conley

Publisher

Riverhead Books

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781594633010

Pages

352 pages

Genre

memoir

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

A poignant account by a survivor of a church-supported sexual orientation conversion therapy facility that claimed to 'cure' homosexuality describes its intense Bible study program and the daily threats of his abandonment by family, friends and God, an experience that transformed the author's relationships and self-understandings.

Grade Level

9-12; Adult

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Homosexuality; gay; gay teenager; gay adult

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male

Keywords

Arkansas; conversion therapy; church; religion; Christianity; church life; LGBTQ youth; homophobia

Diversity Impact

direct

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