LGBTQ activists angered by Baja California governor’s stance on conversion therapy.

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07/26/2022

The memories remain raw for 27-year-old Benjamin Sanchez. As the teenage son of a pastor in an ultra-Christian community of Tijuana, his identity was considered a sin. To absolve himself, Sanchez was forced to stand in front of a mirror and repeatedly yell: “I am not gay, I do not like men, being feminine is bad, being feminine goes against God’s plan for me.” This was part of his so-called conversion therapy, which he said left him confused, traumatized and prone to panic attacks.

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