Saving Alex - When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That's When My Nightmare Began-logo

Saving Alex - When I Was Fifteen I Told My Mormon Parents I Was Gay, and That's When My Nightmare Began

Alex Cooper

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Days after Alex Cooper told her parents that she was gay, they drove Alex from their home in Southern California to Utah, where they signed over guardianship to fellow Mormons who promised to save Alex from her homosexuality. For eight harrowing months, Alex was held captive in an unlicensed "residential treatment program," modeled on the many "therapeutic" boot camps scattered across Utah. Alex was physically and verbally abused, and forced to stand facing a wall for up to eighteen hours a day wearing a heavy backpack full of rocks. "God's plan does not apply to gay people," her captors told her, using faith to punish and terrorize her. With the help of a dedicated legal team in Salt Lake City, Alex would eventually escape and make legal history in Utah by winning the right to live under the law's protection as an openly gay teenager. Saving Alex is a horrific yet uplifting story of identity, faith, courage, acceptance, and freedom that reveals what happens when religion goes too far and how a group of dedicated Americans and one young woman fought for her rights, including finding the strength and courage to be herself, and how her story has inspired countless others along the way.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joanna Brooks, Luci Christian Bell

Length:

8h 48m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

36:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:05:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

51:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

40:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

50:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:39