I want to share Garrard's amazing, heart-breaking memoir Boy Erased with those who haven't read it yet, so I'm giving a copy away. Here's how you can win it (get up to 22 entries!):
- Like the post on Facebook and Instagram = +1 entry each
- Share the post on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtags #banconversiontherapy and #zerofirst = +10 entries
- Sign up to get an email when my book about surviving reform school (Zero First) is launched = +10 entries
My heart is with Garrard. As a fellow survivor of psychological, emotional and physical abuse at so-called "save your teen" reform schools, I stand with him against conversion therapy.
Like him, I was imprisoned at a fundamentalist "reform" school. I do not identify as LGTBQIA+, but the my fellow classmates who did suffered from extreme forms of conversion therapy at the hands of religious zealots. It's abusive, horrendous and evil to its core. Too many of my classmates who experienced that abuse are no longer alive today, and conversion therapy is partially to blame for that. It must be stopped.
Winner will be drawn and announced Friday Feb 28.
Book Giveaway Rules
The legal stuff...PRIZE (1): One hardcover copy of Boy Erased, by Garrard Conley. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with the book Boy Erased, Instagram or Facebook. No purchase or social media action necessary to win. For a free entry, email Meaghan Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your full name to enter. Winners will be chosen at random using a random name picking tool and announced on Friday Feb 28, 2020. Winner's name will be post on social and contacted via social media, should their privacy settings allow it, or emailed if their email is available. Rules are subject to change at any time. Winners' shipping addresses must be located within the United States of America. Meaghan Thomas will mail the the book at no charge to the winner. If a winner does not claim the prize by April 28, 2020 midnight EST, the prize may be considered forfeited.