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Gay Conversion Therapy Nearly Killed Me

I've written about this before but seeing the recent uptick in articles being written about how teens are more than likely going to be forced into forms of conversion therapy, I felt the need to share my story again. When I came out to my parents as a sophomore in high school, I was told that what I was feeling was a phase. I was told that we "were going to beat this." As if it were cancer to be cut out of my body and soul. Within a week, my mother and I drove up to a counselors office an hour away. It turned out that the woman who saw me was not even a licensed professional, but was…