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    I didn't watch the VP debate because I can't bring myself to listen to Mike Pence speak.

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    In case you didn't know, Mike Pence wanted to divert all national HIV funding into "conversion therapy" for the LGBT community

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    Conversion therapy is when they take someone who's LGBT and force them to become straight by any means necessary (including shock therapy)

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    I was in conversation therapy from November 2012 to May 2013 (I was 15/16). Those are the darkest days of my life.

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    The first session they sat down with my parents and I and explained their tactics. They used a 2 part system that usually takes 9 months

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    The first part (the first 6 months) they "deconstructed us as a person." Essentially teaching us to hate ourselves

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    And this wasn't just the fake "oh I hate myself" you hear on the streets. This was a deep loathing for everything you are.

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    This stage was done when we were so desperate to change ourselves that we were willing to do anything.

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    They explained that about 50% of their "patients" killed themselves when this process was near completion

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    I found this to be true. I met around 50 people during my time there, and 27 killed themselves. We were all between the ages of 13 and 17

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    Jamie, the only 13 year old I met during my time there killed himself during my second week. He was the first I saw die

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    After him, they all kind of blended together. Every week (we did groups on Mondays) I would wonder who would be there and who would be dead

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    I was also suicidal as I was reaching the end of the first step. I attempted several times, but they didn't work. All I wanted was death

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    The second stage was when they would "rebuild you in their image." Basically, they would teach you how to be straight

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    This stage never lasted long because we were desperate. Most people finished in a couple months. It was all about repressing yourself

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    They taught you how to talk, walk, eat, dress, and act. They stripped you of your individuality and made you a robot

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    I got out because I was lucky. In October before I had started, I applied for a missions trip with my church to Jamaica

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    When I was there, I saw my opportunity. If I could come back and act like I was ready and on fire for step two, I could make it.

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    I fucking sold it. I came back in the start of April and I finished in May. They even told to my parents that I was excited to be straight

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    I never finished step one, but when I left I was destroyed. I still hated myself because they didn't teach you to love yourself

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    All they taught was repression. They even encouraged suicide because "at least we wouldn't be gay anymore."

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    Every time I see Mike Pence, I have flashbacks to these horrible months. I remember what they did to us

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    I couldn't even begin to tell you the tactics they used during step one because when I try to talk about it I completely shut down

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    But it was enough to make 27 people kill themselves in 6 months. Conversion therapy is vile. Do not support this vile man

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    Please, share this story. Let America know exactly who this man is and what he supports. It is evil. This man is evil.

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