Conversion therapy is the pseudoscientific practice of trying to change an individual’s sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual using psychological or spiritual interventions.
According to a 2009 report of the American Psychological Association, the techniques therapists have used to try to change sexual orientation, and gender identity include inducing nausea, vomiting, or paralysis while showing the patient homoerotic images and providing electric shocks among other things.
As of August 2018, 14 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and some counties and municipalities in the United States have passed laws banning the practice of conversion therapy on minors.
The film, The Miseducation of Cameron Post tackles the subject of conversion therapy by pulling back the curtains on gay-conversion camps in an emotional and well-written story. Continue reading “Film Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post”