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From: Ross Olson <ross{at}>
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2014
To: Editor Star Tribune (opinion{at}
Subject: Free to be anything but ex-gay?

Free to be anything but ex-gay?

There is an incongruity among those who celebrate their own freedom to declare a gay identity. What is
it? Some of those same people work very hard to make it unethical or even illegal to offer therapy to
those who wish to be free of unwanted same-sex attractions. This attitude grows out of the notion that
they were born gay and cannot change. Yet the best scientific evidence shows that there are a variety of
childhood experiences that contribute and a significant portion of people can indeed change. It is only
fair and logical to allow people of all ages to understand the reasons for their attractions and explore
their heterosexual potential.

Ross S. Olson MD
Richfield MN 55423

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