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Steve Grand’s Parents Learned He Was Gay By Reading An AOL Chat

IMGL6113_Christopher FreeThey found out from an AOL Instant Message Chat I was having with a friend when I was 13. They confronted me about it shortly after. Like a lot of parents in their position, especially at the time, they didn’t know what to do. So they sent me to a Christian therapist to help figure out what to do. There was a lot of ex-gay literature going around back then and I think it gave them false hope that I could actually become straight. We’ve all come such a long way. I don’t like to dwell on what happened so long ago. They definitely regret the way they handled it, and so do I, but we all have to move on in life at some point.”

 

— Singer Steve Grand, who’s previously discussed undergoing gay conversion therapy in a new interview with aTeen magazine