1512: Thriving After Mormon Electroshock Torture – Nate Winterton
December 2, 2021
Mormon Stories is honored to have conversion therapy survivor, suicide survivor, and LGBT+ advocate Nate Winterton to tell their harrowing story. If you thought the days of Mormon electroshock torture were relics of the past, Nate recounts what they endured at the hands of an LDS “therapist” as recently as 2016.
Growing up with enormous health challenges, Nate recognized feelings of same-sex attraction early in childhood. With hosts John, Margi, and Carah, we discuss Nate’s staunch commitment to the Mormon faith, anorexia while serving a mission, and decision to confide in a bishop about their feelings for men, leading Nate to a house and a therapist that would change the course of their life.
Please practice self-care as you listen to this episode as we highlight the unfortunate reality that conversion therapy and torture to change the sexual orientation of gay Mormons continues still today.
***Trigger Warning: This episode contains descriptions of conversion therapy, torture, anorexia, and suicide. ***