Aaron Simnowitz is proud to have found inner peace and self-acceptance.
Simnowitz’s new book is heartbreakingly honest The Gay Conversion Therapy Fail: I Learned how to Love myself by Letting go(d). Details his journey of coming to terms his sexuality as a child growing up in a Christian family. The author reveals that he has spent more than three decades trying to accept his sexuality.
“When you are raised in church, this is just there.” “You believe that smoking, drinking, and being homosexual are all wrong,” he told Sonia Baghdady, Advocate Now. “I can’t recall ever hearing that. “It’s part of the culture.”
Aaron Simnowitz on Letting Go of Fear & Embracing His Sexuality
Simnowitz claims that he became attracted to males when he turned 18. He spent the next 15 years in conversion therapy centers in a bid to “pray the gay away”.
“I never thought it was okay. That’s why I pursued it.” It was never okay for me. Simnowitz says.
Simnowitz changed his perspective after hearing a sermon by a female pastor. He describes it as a “big turning point” in how he views the Bible.