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June 30, 2015 / Randall

Portland man says he still carries scars of conversion therapy


“It’s not like in year one I was sad and in year two I was happy, or in year one I was gay and in year two, I was straight,” Southwick said. “I was the same all the way through. I only became more depressed and full of self-loathing.”

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  1. saraharnetty / Jul 1 2015 1:58 am

    Very moving story, I must say. Why can’t they make licensing for Counsellors compulsory. Then, with the law, the ‘ex-gay’ movement will go completely belly – up. Of is the ‘freedom of religion’ in the way of letting that happen? I’m not trying to be sarcastic, just curious.

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