Front Burner

'Conversion therapy' survivor shares his story

Today on Front Burner, Matt Ashcroft talks about his experience at a conversion therapy camp in the U.S. and why he’s calling for a ban on the practice in Canada.
Matt Ashcroft underwent conversion therapy in the U.S. but now lives in Toronto. (Nigel Hunt/CBC)
Listen to the full episode18:10

In 2014, Belleville, Ont., native Matt Ashcroft decided to attend a conversion therapy camp in the U.S. He says his father was homophobic and he wanted to mend their relationship.

Now he's a fierce advocate for a ban on the practice in Canada.

Ashcroft speaks to host Jayme Poisson about his experience and why he thinks conversion therapy should be scrapped.

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