The basic principle was that homosexuality is the result of unmet needs in early childhood and that if I was honest enough with myself and I was able to really see where these unmet needs happened and where my father didn’t pay enough attention to me and where I didn’t get enough affirmation as a man by another, older man, that I would be able to mourn the loss of that and then ultimately seek that affirmation on my own, and ultimately not be attracted to men. So that was like the idea there. That was the idea, to cure me of that. It wasn’t like Exodus — I wasn’t getting shocked.
I will never, ever, ever, ever speak poorly of my therapist. I haven’t spoken to him in a lotta years, um, but I love that man, and he’s a good man, and I would never say anything bad about him.”
— Model-singer Steve Grand discussing “straight therapy” he underwent (and it should be noted does not support) in a revealing interview with Boy Culture’s Matthew Rettenmund
@nerovenus: Actually Freud was very pro-gay and a supporter of the gay right movement in Austria. He was a contemporary of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Freud’s theory, in itself, is not homophobic. The interpretation thereof by the conversion therapy people is.
Who ever he his. I don’t know him and don’t want to know him “pretty’r not”. I guess he would have been thrilled to be invited to dinner to the Bachman’s in USA. Sad men who let their brain be directed like that. I didn’t know I was gay when I was very young but my scrap book was filled with Marylin Monroe Rita Hayworth my favorite movies were Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers and every girl I met who introduced me to her mom thought I was such a nice boy and good catch…little did they and I know till I knew at age 16 and still desperado tried to get married at 18 and the caved out (we are still friends she and I).
The analyst probably let him have his share of every fantasy behind closed curtains like myself…Therapist can be viciously deceiving..that sofa is not only to write notes..Wake up who ever you are and enjoy the real 3D world as your 2D instruction will eat you up.