Anderson Cooper and CNN take a three part look at the tragic death of Kirk Murphy
In 1970, a five-year-old boy named Kirk Murphy was subjected to an ex-gay experiment. Under the care of George Rekers, , he underwent therapy to eliminate supposed effeminate behaviors.
In 1974, Lovaas and Rekers jointly published a paper about the boy they renamed “Kraig,” heralding his treatment for “childhood cross-gender problems” a success and claiming he had been transformed from a gender-confused homosexual-in-waiting to a healthy, heterosexual young man. On the back of this study, Rekers built a career as an anti-gay activist and a supposed expert in childhood sexual development. He co-founded the officially sanctioned anti-gay hate the Family Research Council and championed “ex-gay” therapy to turn gay men straight.
In 2003, Kirk, aged 38 years old and gay, committed suicide.
In May 2010 George Rekers was exposed for hiring gay male prostitute as a travel companion for a two-week vacation in Europe
If you missed Part 1 of “The Sissy Experiment” CLICK HERE