TIME Spotlights #BornPerfect Advocate

Mathew Shurka has campaigned tirelessly against the now discredited practice of gay conversion therapy. Shurka tells his personal story in TIME Magazine, including the difference The Landmark Forum made for him.

LWN - Born PerfectTIME Magazine has run a feature article on Landmark graduate and #BornPerfect activist Mathew Shurka. Shurka is a leading advocate in the effort to outlaw gay conversion therapy, after undergoing the treatment for five years earlier in his life. His #BornPerfect campaign seeks to promote acceptance and challenge the notion that there is something wrong with how people naturally are. The story includes Shurka’s acknowledgement of The Landmark Forum:

“In 2012 I attended The Landmark Forum, a weekend personal development program. The program leader, Larry Pearson, helped me to see that my dad actually does love me; he was just doing what he thought was best for me. During that weekend, I felt freed from the constraints I had put upon myself—what I was taught in conversion therapy, and what I thought society expected. I finally accepted my sexuality.”

Read the whole story at TIME, and check out Landmark News’ previous story on Shurka and the difference he is making.

1 thought on “TIME Spotlights #BornPerfect Advocate

  1. The efforts he is taking for a great cause is very inspiring. I did my forum around 6 months ago and received 3 major breakdowns. These changed my lifestyle to a large extent! I gave gained a sort of mental freedom now, by accepting my mistakes and taking responsibility for my mistakes. I wish to share this happiness with others and hence have been volunteering for various Landmark courses.

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