just watched this program:
what does everyone think of this? is he brave admitting this or setting back the gay rights movement? can you 'turn straight'?
|David Akinsanya hates being gay. He has been living as a gay man for 20 years but if he could take a pill to make him heterosexual he'd pop it without a second thought. In Sad to be Gay, David sees if it's possible to go straight. David believes his homosexuality is learned behaviour, but will it be something he can unlearn?
David decides to attend a controversial treatment centre in America that promises "freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ". Many of the centre's staff and its clients are also "struggling with same sex attraction".
David makes a revealing and tearful admission about his unhappy past to the group - yet he starts to doubt the centre's methods, and begins to question whether its prayers and support will succeed in making him straight.
The documentary follows the ups and downs of David's turbulent journey and asks whether being gay is something you can change.