I know, right, Maggie? The reason I wrote the series is that I want to raise awareness about a problem that most people don’t know exists. The sad reality is that programs like the one Caleb is enrolled in in this story are operating all over the United States. They aren’t even particularly rare, though the level of awfulness varies. Full-bore aversion techniques like what Caleb goes through are not used in all programs. Starting with the second half of the series, things get much more positive, with examples of what people are doing to fight this.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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