By Julian Shen-Berro
Comedian Bowen Yang, the first Chinese American to join the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” underwent an experience as a teenager that was anything but funny — gay conversion therapy — turning the spotlight on the unique cultural pressures that Asian Americans face when they come out to their families.
Bowen Yang’s openness about surviving #ConversionTherapy will help bring notoriety to the dangerous practice.
— National Center for Lesbian Rights (@NCLRights) January 29, 2020
Thank you to Bowen Yang for speaking so openly about his experience enduring so-called “conversion therapy.” LGBTQ youth do not need to be “cured,” and this debunked practice should be prohibited in all communities. https://t.co/ZYkvFn0Xvd
— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) January 27, 2020