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Garrard Conley, author of ‘Boy Erased,’ speaks about the trauma of undergoing conversion therapy


Nearly 700,000 of LGBTQ Americans between 18 and 59 have undergone conversion therapy at some point in their lives, the controversial practice of trying to change an individual’s sexual orientation. Garrard Conley was one of them, an ordeal he wrote about in “Boy Erased,” a memoir that has now been adapted into a film. Conley joined NBC OUT and NBC News THINK to talk about his experience.