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.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; gay; gay teenager; gay adult
mother and father
Arkansas; conversion therapy; church; religion; Christianity; church life; LGBTQ youth; homophobia
Conley, Garrard, "Boy Erased" (2016). Diverse Families. 1389.