If It Ain’t Baroque

5 years ago with 37 comments in Uncategorized
A reader recently asked what I think of reparative therapy — therapy aimed specifically at getting the gay out, so to speak. I’m not too sure. I’m not a fan of the name, first of all. All therapy is reparative therapy, ‘cuz we’re all broken,1 so calling this kind reparative therapy is a little like saying: Yeah, but you’re a mess! You like dudes! ...

In a Box

5 years ago with 6 comments in Uncategorized
Round Two with Mr. Shrink — I’ll have to come up with a better pseudonym than that — gets another mixed review. On the one hand, he had some good insights about my family, stuff I’ve actually never thought of before. On the other hand, he also got a bit snarky when I said I’m from a family of eight. And when I said that no, I didn’t believe in ...

Go Shrink Yourself

5 years ago with 14 comments in Uncategorized
I just met with my new shrink for the first time. When I told him I was Catholic, he went “Oh boy” — and said that he was, too, but that the Church’s teaching on homosexuality was something that he struggled with. He gave me a hard time when I described my same-sex attraction as “something wrong with me.” During the course of our 50 minutes, he also used ...