Gay Conversion Therapy

Hosted by

President Obama today is calling for the end of gay conversion therapy because of its potentially devastating psychological effects. The White House says he won’t call for a federal law banning therapists from using such therapies but will support state bans. So far, only California, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. have banned gay conversion therapy for minors. We talk to an activist who spent five years going through conversion therapy in four different states. 

Credits

Guests:
Clinton Anderson - psychologist and director of the LGBT office at the American Psychological Association, Matthew Shurka - was in conversion therapy for 5 years - @mathewshurka

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal