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The Resource Boy erased : a memoir of identity, faith and family, Garrard Conley

Boy erased : a memoir of identity, faith and family, Garrard Conley

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Boy erased : a memoir of identity, faith and family
Title
Boy erased
Title remainder
a memoir of identity, faith and family
Statement of responsibility
Garrard Conley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to cure him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalised Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness. By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heartbreaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds
Member of
Summary
A survivor of a church-supported sexual orientation conversion therapy facility that claimed to "cure" homosexuality describes its institutionalized, intense Bible study program and the daily threats of his abandonment by family, friends, and God
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10488823
Cataloging source
SALS
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Boy erased (Motion picture)
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Conley, Garrard
Dewey number
306.766
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conley, Garrard
  • Gay men
  • Gay men
  • Gays
  • Sexual reorientation programs
  • Gays
  • Ex-gay movement
Target audience
adult
Label
Boy erased : a memoir of identity, faith and family, Garrard Conley
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Movie tie-in
  • Originally published by Riverhead in the United States, 2016
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062298315
Dimensions
20 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
340 pages
File format
unknown
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008276980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037154134
Label
Boy erased : a memoir of identity, faith and family, Garrard Conley
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Movie tie-in
  • Originally published by Riverhead in the United States, 2016
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062298315
Dimensions
20 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
340 pages
File format
unknown
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008276980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1037154134

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