We all bleed the same damn colour at the end of the day and no ones blood is more important or revered than the next.
But I still weep for the injustices of the world and recognise my white privilege every damn day.
In his 20’s he tried to commit suicide one night after his mother told him that his father was dying of cancer because of his sins as a gay man.
(As he is a religious person he struggled with concerns I could not fully comprehend and rectifying his religion with his true self was such a severe trial for him.) I wrote this song for him after I picked him up from the hospital. I dedicate it to all of you who’ve faced this terror and to this poor boy in the article. https://lpbc.Many of you might not care but people are people.
It isn’t therapy, it’s torture to the point people are forced to lie about who they are. We must stand up to this brutality, LGBTQ needs our help we have to stand together.
And if they are lucky enough to survive it, they are so psychologically damaged that they find it very difficult to engage in human relations even on a platonic level as all trust for other humans gets wiped from the mind when humans are seen as a threat to the individuals existence. PLEASE PLEASE sign petitions, call your reps, write your congressman and March if you can.
I shudder to think about the LGBTI teens whose families sent them to be ‘cured’, were traumatized, and later committed suicide. Alex De Koker, the ‘gay cure General’, was found guilty of murder, child abuse and neglect in 2015. But this has not stopped ‘courses’ like his from cropping up all over the world.
‘Gay cures’ need to stop immediately, and we need to do everything we can to make sure they do not exist. I don’t have children, but if one, two or none of them were gay, I’d just be chuffed that I’d raised a non bigoted, non racist, non sexist member of the human race who could contribute, not denigrate.
If he wants to prove that it can change someone’s sexuality then I volunteer him as tribute! If DCF found a family doing this to their minor child the child would be removed and the parents arrested. Pence and anyone else that tries to “cure” my boys will have to go through me first.
A society that we all feel welcomed and not in danger. This one however does not represent what boot camps are supposed to be. Just send a baby to go live with wolves and expect them not to want to find out if the baby tastes like meat sooner or later. Mike Pence is a gay man suffering from PTSD induced by conversion therapy. But, unfortunately, he seems dead-set on ruining everyone else’s lives and mental health just because he fucked up his own. HOW humans seems so capable of denying that Homosexuality has existed since time began i cannot concieve.
The very fact that he turns on his television to see happy gay couples triggers his PTSD, reminding him of the pain he went through in the “therapy sessions.” I almost pity him. He’s in pain, but he’s got no one (legitimately) to blame for it but himself. It was never hidden nor denied in past History, only now when humans are supposed to have evolved and moved ahead is it an issue..
Every single time I have to write about this ‘therapy’ in a news article I remind people that ‘gay cures’ have been condemned by every mainstream health and psychological group in the world. They are dangerous to a person’s mental and physical health. With the election of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, I get people want to joke.
I get people want to get back to a shred of normalcy. But memes like this only distract us from the very real danger of what ‘conversion’ camps actually are: It bears repeating: the election of a Vice President who supports ‘gay cure’ therapy is not normal.