New research led by LGBTQ2S+ survivors highlights barriers to recovery
“Moving from surviving to thriving is possible,” says Jordan Sullivan, 61, of Toronto. Sullivan is the coordinator of an intensive research project organized by the Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC), which explores the lives and ongoing needs of survivors of conversion therapy. Conversion or “reparative therapy” is a subset of what the centre calls SOGIECE: sexual orientation, gender identity and expression change efforts.
Many of the gains that the LGBTQ2S+ community has made in the last decade—being able to love whomever you wish, being able to live in your authentic gender—are out of reach, say survivors of the practice, due to lasting trauma. Many survivors experience shame and self-hatred years after so called “treatment.”
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