I have a close friend who was forced by his church to go into a "Gay Recovery" program. Does anyone on this site have any experience with People Can Change, or Evergreen, or any of the other institutions that claim to be able to change a man's SSA (Same Sex Attraction)? Is it possible, or even desirable to change your sexual orientation? I have known a lot of men, including my friend, who are really messed up because of the lies (in my judgement) that these programs spread. Most of the guys who go through this programs are from strict religious upbringings: Orthodox Jews, Mormans, and Catholics. They hold "reorientation" weekends. They tell him that all his needs is male bonding, that that will take care of his needs, that there is a straight man inside him waiting to be let out. Am I the one in denial, or is he? I there anything I can do for him?