According to a recent survey by the Williams Institute at UCLA, which studies sexual orientation and gender identity law, nearly , LGBTQ adults in the United States have gone through conversion therapy which is legal in 41 states.
Another 57, teens are expected to receive treatment from religious or spiritual advisers before they turn The fictional "Cameron Post," adapted from Emily M. One survivor told them that "on his first day, they forced the men to admit if they were attracted to someone in the room and then list all the reasons why they found him attractive.
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Then the counselor would 'prove' to you that those were just traits you just wanted for yourself. Mathew Shurka, who was a consultant on "Cameron Post," spent five years in one-on-one and group therapy after coming out to his dad in at age His therapist explained that "everyone is born heterosexual" and anyone who isn't is reacting to childhood traumas. The athletic one.
The smart one. Family myths are at once powerful and insufficient, shaping us but also getting us wrong. She has an older sister, Cindy, who was physically abused by their birth mother; their parents are divorced and not speaking; her birth father told Cindy that Nicole was dead.
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As a result, a memoir that proceeds at first as though it will focus on parents and children becomes a book about sisters. Though the memoir conjures the pain of lost or interrupted relations, its big strength is relatability.
Chung is a perceptive observer, especially of her own inner life. There would be someone who was connected to me in a way no one else had ever been.
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One wishes for more surprise, more invention, from this book—a less conventional way of seeing and writing. Aside from Mrs. Chung, who is presented with compassion despite her abuse, the characters all seem like ordinary, well-meaning men and women, doing what anyone would do under the circumstances.
This makes them sympathetic, but not particularly enthralling.
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