Conversion Therapy Survivor Interviews

“Conversion therapy” includes practices that try to change sexual attraction to people of the same gender (e.g., felt identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, etc.) or gender identities that are different from sex at birth (e.g., transgender). Tens of thousands of Canadians have experienced conversion therapy, and in many cases these survivors are left with emotional or psychological pain.

Researchers at Simon Fraser University want to learn from conversion therapy survivors about how we can best support survivors in meeting their social, mental, emotional, and physical health-related needs.

If you have direct experience with “conversion therapy” and are 19 years of age or older, then you may be interested in sharing your story in a confidential 1-on-1 interview.

By participating you will help us learn how to stop other Canadians from experiencing “conversion therapy” and how to support the survivors.

Please share this invitation with others who may be interested in the study, but also note that “liking” or sharing an image/post on social media could link you to this study (that is, do not like/share if you have any concerns about your confidentiality in relation to “conversion therapy”).

Contact: Travis Salway, [email protected] 


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Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development.
Conversion Therapy Survivor Interviews
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