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Sam Brinton

Sam is a survivor of "Gay Conversion Therapy".
Torture techniques conditioned him
To feel physical pain and nausea
When feeling attraction to a man.
He learned how to survive and thrive.
Today, Sam is
Fiercely open, honest and upbeat.
Manifesting the full complexity
Of fluid male/female aspects.
Sam's pronoun has grown from "he" into "they".
They are inspiring.
Every day Sam gets up and turns their constant pain
Into action that makes the world better.
Sam works in public policy.
Lobbying to help protect children
From torture like what Sam endured.
Sam is a leader at the Trevor Project
Working to help others see beyond pain and
Choose life.

22 August 2018 (unfinished)

by Bill Cattey