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Alana Chen’s Suicide Shows Canada Did Not Outlaw Christianity

Christian practices that cause severe mental health crises and death deserve no respect or protection at law

Joyce Calvo (L) and her daughter Alana Chen, who killed herself following years of conversion therapy. Photos cropped from Denver 7 ABC News broadcast.

Frank discussion of LGBTQ mental health crises and suicide follow. If you’re a young person in crisis, please reach out to Trevor Project, where trained counselors are waiting to




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James Finn

James Finn

James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.

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