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The Advocates Podcast: Daniel Franzese Talks Conversion Therapy

The Advocates Podcast: Daniel Franzese Talks Conversion Therapy

Daniel Franzese Talks Conversion Therapy

The Mean Girls and Looking actor on surviving "conversation therapy" and maintaining his faith.

On the latest episode of The Advocates podcast, the show dedicated to LGBTQ issues across generations, out actor and Mean Girls star Daniel Franzese joins cohosts Jessie Earl and Tracy E. Gilchrist. Franzese opened up about his experience going through "conversion therapy," how he initially blamed his mother for his sexuality, and how he and his mother grew to not only accept, but celebrate his gay identity. Daniel also discussed how he tries to use his stand-up comedy to bring people together and how Mean Girls helped him decide to become more outspoken.

For hot topics, Jessie and Tracy also discuss The Predator's sexual predator, the recently released historical queer film Lizzie, and the State Department discouraging transgender travelers. Later, Tracy discusses her homework -- Jessie's LGBTQ short film Together.

Click below to listen to the full podcast.

The Advocates podcast is a biweekly series from the world's most influential LGBTQ magazine, where hosts Jessie "Gender" Earl and Tracy E. Gilchrist break down the biggest stories in queer news, along with numerous LGBTQ guests. Don't miss a single episode by subscribing on iTunes, Soundcloud, or Google Play.

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