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Every True PleasureLGBTQ Tales of North Carolina$
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Wilton Barnhardt

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469646800

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.001.0001

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Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

From his memoir, Boy Erased

Chapter:
(p.129) Self-Portrait
Source:
Every True Pleasure
Author(s):
Garrard Conley
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0012

In Self Portrait, an excerpt from his memoir, Boy Erased, Garrard Conley describes his preparation for attending the Love In Action (LIA) gay conversion therapy during his freshman year of college. A romantic encounter with Caleb, a senior art student, gives him a new perspective on things.

Keywords:   Self Portrait, Garrard Conley, Boy Erased, memoir, excerpt, Love in Action, conversion therapy, college, painting

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