Mattachine and Born Perfect

Born Perfect held a panel discussion among five conversion-therapy survivors, produced May 21, 2020, following a screening of the 2011 documentary, This Is What Love In Action Looks Like. The discussion was hosted by Born Perfect Virginia Ambassador Adam Trimmer.

Lisa Linsky, Esq, Mattachine Outside counsel and Partner at McDermott Will & Emery, was among the panelists. She introduced the audience to “The Pernicious Myth of Conversion Therapy”, also known as “The White Paper.” Lisa Linsky was the architect and principal drafter of The White Paper; it is both an educational and emotional journey through the history of conversion therapy.

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The panelists (clockwise): Adam Trimmer, Virginia Ambassador for Born Perfect; Mathew Shurka, Co-Founder of Born Perfect; Garrard Conley, Author of “Boy Erased”; Lisa Linsky, Esq., Partner at McDermott Will & Emery and Outside Counsel for Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C.; Luke Wilson Ph.D Candidate at Florida Atlantic University.