About the Podcast
Over 700,000 people in America have been subjected to conversion therapy, the dangerous and controversial ex-gay treatment. UnErased tells their stories.
Listen now to UnErased: The History of Conversion Therapy in America
Episode 4: Smid
You’re openly gay. Then you become the leader of the largest ex-gay organization and, under your leadership, many lives are destroyed. You leave that organization, come out as gay - again - and find love. Do you deserve to be happy? This is a story of identity, making amends and John Smid’s reckoning with his life.
Episode 3: Dr. Davison and the Gay Cure
This is one of the rarest stories of all: a man who publicly experiences a profound change of heart.
This is a profile of one of the gods of psychotherapy, who through a reckoning with his own work (oddly enough in the pages of Playboy magazine), becomes the first domino to fall in science’s ultimate disowning of the “gay cure.”
Episode 2: Mama Bears to the Rescue
What if you’re a mother who’s a leader in the Christian community and your kid comes out as gay? Who do you call? The Mama Bears.
This is the story of one woman who created a supergroup of like-minded mothers who faced down threats of excommunication because they refused to disown their kids, and will step in if you disown yours.
Episode 1: Garrard and the Story of Job
This is a modern day story of Job. It starts with Garrard Conley, a young gay kid growing up in rural Arkansas, trying to find a place to stand between a devout father and unforgiving God, and ends in a dramatic escape from an ex-gay camp and the smuggling out of a book that overturns an industry.