Sometimes when the world cannot accept the way we’re born into our stupid human suits, it conspires to change us… with disastrous results. This is what happened to Maris Ehlers’ older brother, Kirk. Maris was only a baby when Kirk was “cured” of his homosexuality, so she didn’t understand the damage that had been done to him until much later. On this episode of Stupid Human Suits, she shares Kirk’s story and offers some important advice to parents about accepting who your children are and who they love.

For the full story of what happened to Kirk (at the hands of people who have very strong ties to the current administration), visit boxturtlebulletin.com.

And if you are struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide, please reach out to the people at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255. If you would rather not call, you can also go to their web site, suicidepreventionlifeline.org, for an online chat option.