Aaron Simnowitz is proud to have found inner peace and self-acceptance.
Simnowitz’s new book is heartbreakingly honest The Gay Conversion Therapy Fail: I Learned how to love myself after failing the therapy Details his journey of coming to terms his sexuality as a child growing up in a Christian family. The author reveals he has spent more than three decades trying to accept his sexuality.
When you’re raised in the church it’s there. “You believe that smoking, drinking, and being homosexual are all wrong,” he told Sonia Baghdady, Advocate Now. I don’t recall being told this. “It’s part of the culture.”
Aaron Simnowitz on Letting Go of Fear & Embracing His Sexuality
Simnowitz says that at the age of 18, he began to notice his attraction to men. In the following fifteen years, Simnowitz spent his time in different conversion therapy centres, which he describes as “prayer the gays away.”
“I never thought it was okay. That’s why I pursued it.” “It was never going be okay for me.” Simnowitz says.
Simnowitz describes a sermon given by a lesbian minister as a “big turning point” in his view of the Bible.