Video- CNN Investigates The "Sissy Boy Experiment": The Evils of George Alan Rekers, Ex-Gay Threapy, And The Tragic Death of Kirk Murphy

Anderson Cooper and CNN is taking a three part look at the tragic death of Kirk Murphy who, at the age of 5 was put into an experimental government-funded program at the University of California, Los Angeles in the early 1970s  to be “cured” of his effeminate ways which was run by George Alan Rekers who later in his life would be a co-founder of The Family Research Council and who would be busted for hiring male escorts because he himself was secretly gay despite the fact that he devoted his life to “curing” of homosexuality and causing harm and self destruction of many of the boys and men put in his charge.

Kirk Murphy committed suicide at the age of 38.

Below is Part 1 of Kirk Murphy’s tragic story.

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Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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