The Temple News: Exploring science, understanding sexuality

Tom Waidzunas’ new book chronicles the history of reorientation therapy.

The Straight Line by Tom WaidzunasDuring 2007 in San Diego, California, the thought of talking to people pursuing reparative therapy—or the attempt to eliminate homosexuality through therapy and ministry—seemed “bizarre” and a little insane to associate professor of sociology Tom Waidzunas.

“It didn’t seem like a reasonable project,” Waidzunas said of his proposed dissertation to address how scientists measure and conceptualize sexuality through the lens of reparative, or ex-gay, therapies.

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Published in: The Temple News
By: Victoria Mier