Actress Chloe Grace Moretz, talking about her recent film in which she plays a young person forced into gay conversion therapy, has spoken out about her opposition to this practice. Specifically, she drew upon the experience of her two gay brothers, who faced a difficult time growing up in small town America.
I believe in using personal stories to make one's case. I mean, I have little patience for most academic social theories, and I don't believe in 'systematic oppression'. But I do believe in making people's lives easier, and I do believe that listening to people's lived experiences is the way to achieve that.
So good on Chloe!