Woman Recalls Being Held Against Her Will During Gay Conversion Therapy as Teen: 'I Wanted to Die'

When Alex Cooper was 15 years old, she came home with a hickey. The teen, who was raised Mormon, didn’t plan on telling her parents that she was gay just yet, but the obvious mark on her neck forced the conversation.

“I told my mom it was from a girl,” Cooper, now 23, tells People in this week’s issue. “I didn’t fit into the religion being gay, but I didn’t expect my parents’ reaction to be as drastic as it was.”

Her mother kicked her out of their Southern California home. She stayed with a friend for two
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