By Alex Cooper,Joanna Brooks
When Alex Cooper was once fifteen years outdated, existence used to be beautiful usual in her sleepy suburban city and great Mormon relations. At church and at domestic, Alex used to be taught that God had a plan for everybody. yet whatever was once gnawing at her that made her suppose diversified. those emotions exploded while she met Yvette, a woman who made Alex think alive in a brand new manner, and with whom Alex may speedy fall in love.
Alex knew she used to be keeping a mystery that can shatter her relatives, her church neighborhood, and her existence. but whilst this mystery couldn’t be hidden any further, she informed her mom and dad that she used to be homosexual, and the nightmare begun. She used to be pushed from her domestic in Southern California to Utah, the place, opposed to her will, her mom and dad passed her over to fellow Mormons who promised to avoid wasting Alex from her homosexuality.
For 8 harrowing months, Alex was once held captive in an unlicensed “residential therapy application” modeled at the many “therapeutic” boot camps scattered throughout Utah. Alex used to be bodily and verbally abused, and plenty of days she was once pressured to face dealing with a wall donning a heavy backpack choked with rocks. Her captors used religion to punish and terrorize her. With assistance from a committed felony workforce in Salt Lake urban, Alex finally escaped and made felony heritage in Utah via successful the fitting to stay less than the law’s defense as an brazenly homosexual teenager.
Alex isn't really on my own; the headlines proceed to splash tales approximately homosexual conversion remedy and rehabilitation facilities that promise to “save” kids from their sexuality. Saving Alex is a brave memoir that tells Alex’s tale within the hopes that it'll deliver knowledge and justice to this crucial factor. A daring, inspiring tale of 1 girl’s struggle for freedom, attractiveness, and truth.
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Saving Alex: When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That's When My Nightmare Began by Alex Cooper,Joanna Brooks