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Mathew Shurka

Conversion Therapy Tears Father and Son Apart, but Forgiveness Reunites Them (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-06-26-20140626MathewShurkasmall.jpgNew Yorker Mathew Shurka came out at the age of 16 to his initially supportive father, who promised to love his son no matter what, and to always stay by his son's side. However, his father's thinking became more and more influenced by homophobia and harmful stereotypes surrounding the gay community.

Lila Shapiro

The Controversial 'Gay Cure' And One Ex-Patient's Quest To Reunite With His Therapist

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices

In 2004, when Mathew Shurka was 16, his father brought him to a licensed therapist who claimed he could make gay people straight. Books lined the wall...