What It’s Like To Come Out To Your Dad Who Founded Conversion Therapy

Coming out is a uniquely challenging experience for anyone, but especially when your father literally wrote the book on gay conversion therapy — and dedicated it to you and your sister.

I’m From Driftwood collects true stories from LGBT people all over the world. In a video post that went live today, Richard Socarides reflects on coming out in his twenties to his father, Dr. Charles Socarides.

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Saeed Jones is executive editor, culture for BuzzFeed and the author of the poetry collection Prelude to Bruise, and is based in New York.
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