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A story about the Patient and the Big Man

The nights from that time run together in my memory: The cuffs of my scrub pants getting caught on the heels of my clogs because my pants were sagging; stuffing dry graham crackers I stole from the nursing stations into my mouth at 4 a.m. to stay awake while writing notes; what seemed like my… Read More »

Garrard Conley Shares the Terrifying True Story of 'Boy Erased' and Gay Conversion Therapy

Garrard Conley knew he was gay when he developed a crush on his third grade teacher, Mr. Smith. The son of a preacher, Conley was raised in a devout Baptist community in Arkansas where evolution is considered fake, and homosexuality is more than a sin—it’s evil. Pressure to adhere to his family’s expectations forced Conley… Read More »