David Matheson 4After he was outed, Matheson admitted his 34-year marriage is over. The once prominent ‘conversion therapist’ is now committed to ‘pursuing life as a gay man’

In an interview with NBC News, he said: “I know there are people who won’t be satisfied by anything less than a complete and unequivocal renunciation of everything.
“That’s hard, because I want people to feel the genuineness of my change of heart, but people need to understand that there is more than one reality in the world.”
To the LGBTQ individuals who felt damaged by his conversion courses, he said: “I unequivocally apologise.”

Fifteen American states have banned conversion therapy on minors and New York became the latest state to prevent health professionals from using it on children, as research revealed it can do “serious harms”.
A man called Chaim Levin, who is involved in a lawsuit against the organisation Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality (JONAH), said he hoped David Matheson would “do whatever he can to rectify the harm that he’s inflicted” on people in the LGBTQ community.
“While I am pleased for Mr Matheson that he has found a path forward for his life, I can’t help but think of the hundreds if not thousands of people who are still stuck in the closet, a closet that was created in part by Mr Matheson himself,” he said.