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'Boy Erased' Author Garrard Conley on Gay Conversion Therapy, Why Mike Pence Is 'Definitely Our Enemy'

Nov 06, 2018 - New York Observer

In 2016, Garrard Conley released a memoir about his time as a teenager undergoing gay-conversion therapy with the Christian fundamentalist organization Love In Action (now known as Restoration Path). Boy Erased details the two weeks he spent trying to pray the gay away with the help of the Memphis-based ministry's 12-step program, as well as the trauma of being outed by a college crush who raped him.

Conley's heartbreaking, redemptive story has now been made into a movie, adapted and dire...