UnErased: The History of Conversion Therapy in America
By Focus Features, Stitcher, Limina House & Jad Abumrad
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Over 700,000 people in America have been subjected to conversion therapy, the dangerous and controversial ex-gay treatment. UnErased tells their stories.
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||Explicit4. Smid||You’re openly gay. Then you become the leader of the largest ex-gay organization and, under your leadership, many lives are destroyed. You leave that organization, come out as gay - again - and find love. Do you deserve to be happy? This is a story of identity, making amends and John Smid’s reckoning with his life. This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com/UNERASED60 code: UNERASED60), Simple Contacts (www.simplecontacts.com/UNERASED code: UNERASED), Away (www.awaytravel.com/UNERASED code: UNERASED), and Audible (www.audible.com/unerased or text unerased to 500500).||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3. Dr. Davison and the Gay Cure||This is one of the rarest stories of all: a man who publicly experiences a profound change of heart. This is a profile of one of the gods of psychotherapy, who through a reckoning with his own work (oddly enough in the pages of Playboy magazine), becomes the first domino to fall in science’s ultimate disowning of the “gay cure.” This episode is sponsored by RXBAR (www.RXBAR.com/unerased code: unerased), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/unerased code: unerased), Audible (www.audible.com/unerased or text unerased to 500500), and Care/Of (www.takecareof.com code: unerased).||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2. Mama Bears to the Rescue||What if you’re a mother who’s a leader in the Christian community and your kid comes out as gay? Who do you call? The Mama Bears. This is the story of one woman who created a supergroup of like-minded mothers who faced down threats of excommunication because they refused to disown their kids, and will step in if you disown yours. This episode is sponsored by Audible (www.audible.com/unerased or text unerased to 500500), Away (www.awaytravel.com/UNERASED code: UNERASED), Simple Contacts (www.simplecontacts.com/unerased code: UNERASED), and Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com/UNERASED60 code: UNERASED60).||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1. Garrard and the Story of Job||This is a modern day story of Job. It starts with Garrard Conley, a young gay kid growing up in rural Arkansas, trying to find a place to stand between a devout father and unforgiving God, and ends in a dramatic escape from an ex-gay camp and the smuggling out of a book that overturns an industry. This episode is sponsored by Care/Of (www.takecareof.com code: UNERASED), Audible (www.audible.com/unerased or text unerased to 500500), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/unerased code: unerased), and RXBar (www.rxbar.com/unerased code: unerased).||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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A Podcast for a Better World
As the sister of a gay man who was sent to “conversion” therapy, there isn’t much out there to show / tell about the horrors that are present in these places.
Stories like Gerrard’s will help shape a better world for the LGBTQ+ community and raise awareness for those not actively involved in it.
I’m a therapist and I love this podcast. I’m so happy that the destruction of ex-gay “therapy” is being revealed. Thank you for sharing these stories. We need to help our clients love themselves for who they are, not try to “break them and then rebuild them” in another image.
I am a Christian and I love Jesus. I was born and raised in the church and I believe in God. This podcast makes me sad that as believers have been part of hurting people- creating more hurt within the family unit - and judging a person based on their sexuality. Please know that God loves you and I am so sorry for the hurtful things that Christians have said and done to you. I ask for your forgiveness.