Boy Erased and Gay Conversion Therapy
Nicole and Garret discuss Boy Erased, the need for a trigger warning for the very graphic rape scene, Nicole Kidman in one of her best roles, the toll of taking on heavy emotional content, and how we’d rewrite the ending. We tackle how we deal with parents who won’t accept us and how damaging it is to be disowned. We also discuss gay conversion therapy and how useless and harmful it is. Read Josh and Lolly Weed’s moving post about the dissolution of their marriage as they accepted it was impossible to live life as a gay man in a straight marriage.
Garret recommends the book Boy Erased, The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World, and Prayers for Bobby. Nicole recommends But I’m a Cheerleader.
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