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Saving Alex : when I was fifteen I told my Mormon parents I was gay, and that's when my nightmare began

Author: Alex Cooper; Joanna Brooks
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publisher, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A memoir from Alex Cooper, who knew "she was holding a secret that could shatter her family, her church community, and her life. Yet when this secret couldn't be hidden any longer, she told her parents that she was gay, and the nightmare began. She was driven from her home in Southern California to Utah, where, against her will, her parents handed her over to fellow Mormons who promised to save Alex from her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Alex Cooper; Alex Cooper
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Cooper; Joanna Brooks
ISBN: 9780062374608 0062374605 9780062467393 0062467395
OCLC Number: 911070006
Description: 248 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : dead end --
Families are forever --
Cracks in the plan --
Just this one girl --
Opening up --
"Get out. Just go!" --
Welcome to Utah --
"I'm going to be here a long time" --
"You think you are gay, but that's not how God made you." --
Free to choose --
The burden of homosexuality --
Invisible --
Giving in --
Going back to school --
Can't take another day --
Safe --
Going home --
Standing strong --
Moving on --
Sharing my story.
Responsibility: Alex Cooper, with Joanna Brooks.

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A memoir from Alex Cooper, who knew "she was holding a secret that could shatter her family, her church community, and her life. Yet when this secret couldn't be hidden any longer, she told her parents that she was gay, and the nightmare began. She was driven from her home in Southern California to Utah, where, against her will, her parents handed her over to fellow Mormons who promised to save Alex from her homosexuality"--Dust jacket flap.

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"Alex Cooper's story is a call to action - we must put a stop to this brutal practice of conversion therapy and ensure that every child is embraced for who they are in their homes, schools and Read more...

 
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