95. "God Cannot Fix what is Not Broken" Simon Fung on Life after Conversion Therapy

Season 7 | Episode 95
1h 19m | Jan 31, 2024

Simon Fung is the host and creator of the podcast, "Dear Alana." The show quickly became a hit, touching the hearts of millions with a universal story of coming of age amidst the struggle for self-acceptance. In this episode, Simon discusses his intense pursuit to alter his sexual orientation in order to follow his dream of becoming a catholic priest. He shares his candid revelations, from the depths of conversion therapy to overcoming shame and embracing his true self. His story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. If there's one thing to take away, it's that vulnerability can pave the way for profound personal growth and lead us to a more honest and compassionate existence. 

In this episode:

  • Navigating Sexual Identity and Conversion Therapy
  • The Healing Power of Group Therapy:
  • The Philosophical and Religious Underpinnings of Conversion Therapy
  • The Essence of Masculinity
  • Overcoming Trauma Through Martial Arts
  • Impact of Community and Religion on Personal Identity

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You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting the word HOME to 741741.

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As of the airing of this episode, 22 states have passed legislation to protect LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy practices. And more states have legislation pending. Organizations like The Trevor Project and Born Perfect are at the forefront of the fight to end conversion therapy.

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