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Kristopher Wells

Dr. Kristopher Wells is an associate professor in the faculty of health & community studies and holds the Canada Research Chair for the Public Understanding of Sexual and Gender Minority Youth at MacEwan University. Dr. Wells currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of LGBT Youth and is the author of Conversion Therapy in Canada: A Guide for Legislative Action.

We must unite and end ‘conversion therapy’ in Canada

Opinion | BY KRISTOPHER WELLS | November 29, 2021
Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician, was famous for helping the allies defeat Nazi Germany by cracking the ‘Enigma’ code. As a result of his genius, Turing is considered one of the founding pioneers of computing science and artificial intelligence. What is lesser known is his arrest for homosexuality in 1952 and his requirement to undergo chemical castration as a form of conversion therapy designed to suppress his 'homosexual urges.' Ultimately, this so-called 'therapy' led Turing to take his own life and humanity lost one of its greatest minds. Image courtesy of Flickr/Artist Stephen Kettle
Opinion | BY KRISTOPHER WELLS | November 29, 2021
Opinion | BY KRISTOPHER WELLS | November 29, 2021
Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician, was famous for helping the allies defeat Nazi Germany by cracking the ‘Enigma’ code. As a result of his genius, Turing is considered one of the founding pioneers of computing science and artificial intelligence. What is lesser known is his arrest for homosexuality in 1952 and his requirement to undergo chemical castration as a form of conversion therapy designed to suppress his 'homosexual urges.' Ultimately, this so-called 'therapy' led Turing to take his own life and humanity lost one of its greatest minds. Image courtesy of Flickr/Artist Stephen Kettle