‘Boy Erased’ is a movie ev­ery­one should see

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - EDITORIAL PAGE -

ED­I­TOR, TIMES-DIS­PATCH:

The movie “Boy Erased” is out in the­aters as a lim­ited re­lease. It is not yet avail­able in the Rich­mond area, but will re­lease in North­ern Vir­ginia and Wil­liams­burg on Nov. 15. As a con­ver­sion ther­apy sur­vivor and ac­tivist in Vir­ginia, I can­not stress how real this film is.

Ex­o­dus In­ter­na­tional and Love in Ac­tion were two names that I knew ex­tremely well when I was an ex-gay. An ex-gay is some­one who is ei­ther in con­ver­sion ther­apy and be­lieves in the process or is liv­ing life be­liev­ing that they have been cured. That was me.

This movie is so rel­e­vant to Vir­ginia. Our House and Se­nate both voted to kill a bill (pass by in­def­i­nitely) to ban con­ver­sion ther­apy for mi­nors, and our De­part­ment of Health Pro­fes­sions is pur­su­ing reg­u­la­tions against con­ver­sion ther­apy.

I have seen many films at­tempt to tackle the topic of con­ver­sion ther­apy, but “Boy Erased” is the one that hits the clos­est to home for me. I en­cour­age ev­ery­one to watch this film. ADAM TRIM­MER. PRINCE GE­ORGE.

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