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Irish Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) supports ban on conversion therapy, encourages research

The Irish Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has expressed its support for a national ban on conversion therapy and highlighted ongoing research which will inform efforts to ban the practice. The ACP published a blog post on its website July 16 summarising research efforts at Trinity College and mentioning the researchers’ need for more participation. […]
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Daniel Franzese opens up about submitting himself to conversion therapy
In his search for heaven, Mean Girls star Daniel Franzese went to hell and back.Franzese is openly religious to this day, notably as a co-host of the LGBTQ+ Christian podcast Yass Jesus!.However, the actor has recently shared the harrowing conversion therapy experience that tested his faith in a new interview with Page Six.Related: Daniel Franzese says he was fired this week for being gay, shares receiptsEven with gay-accepting parents, a pair of gay uncles, and lesbian relatives, Franzese’s felt his faith and the homophobic society of his adolescence required him to undergo conversion into heterosexuality at age 21.“I went to one-on-one therapy sessions with a person who was trying to change me straight and make me pray the gay away and alienate all my allies,” he explains.“They told me to tell my mom that my mom was the reason that I was leaning toward bisexual thoughts or whatever because she was so open. They made me come out to my mom, who was literally like my best ally, and say, ‘It’s your fault.’”The actor said that he and his mother didn’t speak for two months afterwards.It wasn’t until months later that he would come to accept his sexuality and leave the conversion sessions.“I was scared, and [my therapist] was like, ‘What are you afraid of?’ I was like, ‘I’m afraid I’m gonna go to hell,’” Franzese recounts.“He was like, ‘You could be [s–king a d–k], and the second coming of Christ could happen, and you’re not gonna go to hell if you love God.
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