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General News    H4'ed 9/3/19

Conversion Therapy Group Founder Comes Out As Gay, Apologizes To LGBT Community

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A South Carolina man who founded one of the nation's largest conversion therapy ministries has come out as gay and has issued an apology for his role in the practice. McKrae Game, who founded and led Hope for Wholeness in South Carolina for decades, publicly announced he was gay in early June, more than two years after the organization’s board of directors abruptly fired him. Game is one of several former gay conversion therapy leaders who have since come out as LGBTQ and denounced conversion therapy. Some 700,000 LGBTQ-identifying adults have gone through some form of conversion therapy as of 2018, according to UCLA’s Williams Institute. Currently, 18 states and Washington, D.C., ban the practice of conversion therapy for minors.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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