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Watch: How a gay law student shut down an ‘ex-gay’ counsellor’s arguments

Joseph McCormick October 6, 2014

This video shows a gay law student recall putting an ‘ex-gay’ counsellor in his place, when he suggested there was no such thing as a “gay gene”.

The video by ‘I’m from Driftwood’, also sees law student Scott Blair reminisce about coming out as gay after his mother received an acceptance phone call from Harvard Law during which it was mentioned that he had written he is gay on the application.

In it, he says: “[The counsellor] sort of goes into this weird diatribe about how no one has ever found a ‘gay gene,’ and I’m looking at him, and he tells me, ‘You know, every study that’s purported to find a gay gene has been authored by gays. No one else has ever found one.’

“And I said, ‘I have no idea what studies you’re talking about, but sexuality is very complex. Everything that humans do is very complex. All a gene does is control the expression of a protein. I would be extremely shocked if one gene can control anything like that.’

More: coming out, ex-gay, reparative therapy, scott blair, US

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