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The Resource Saving Alex : when I was fifteen I told my Mormon parents I was gay, and that's when my nightmare began, Alex Cooper with Joanna Brooks

Saving Alex : when I was fifteen I told my Mormon parents I was gay, and that's when my nightmare began, Alex Cooper with Joanna Brooks

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Saving Alex : when I was fifteen I told my Mormon parents I was gay, and that's when my nightmare began
Title
Saving Alex
Title remainder
when I was fifteen I told my Mormon parents I was gay, and that's when my nightmare began
Statement of responsibility
Alex Cooper with Joanna Brooks
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An inspiring, harrowing, and brave memoir by a young Mormon lesbian woman whose captivity and escape from an unlicensed residential treatment program resulted in a groundbreaking battle for LGBTQ rights that has impacted society and individual lives. Two days after Alex Cooper told her parents that she was gay, they signed their 15-year-old daughter over to a group of fellow Mormons who promised to cure Alex from her homosexuality. With the help of a dedicated legal team, 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. For the first time, Alex speaks out about her ordeal and its aftermath. This is a traumatic 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 - and ultimately for us all
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
IEB
Dewey number
  • 289.3092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Saving Alex : when I was fifteen I told my Mormon parents I was gay, and that's when my nightmare began, Alex Cooper with Joanna Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : dead end -- Families are forever -- Cracks in the plan -- Just this one girl -- Opening up -- "Get out. Just go!" -- Welcome to Utah -- "I'm going to be here a long time" -- "You think you are gay, but that's not how God made you." -- Free to choose -- The burden of homosexuality -- Invisible -- Giving in -- Going back to school -- Can't take another day -- Safe -- Going home -- Standing strong -- Moving on -- Sharing my story
Control code
1644540
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780062467393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1644540
  • (Sirsi) 1644540
  • (OCoLC)941810171
Label
Saving Alex : when I was fifteen I told my Mormon parents I was gay, and that's when my nightmare began, Alex Cooper with Joanna Brooks
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : dead end -- Families are forever -- Cracks in the plan -- Just this one girl -- Opening up -- "Get out. Just go!" -- Welcome to Utah -- "I'm going to be here a long time" -- "You think you are gay, but that's not how God made you." -- Free to choose -- The burden of homosexuality -- Invisible -- Giving in -- Going back to school -- Can't take another day -- Safe -- Going home -- Standing strong -- Moving on -- Sharing my story
Control code
1644540
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780062467393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1644540
  • (Sirsi) 1644540
  • (OCoLC)941810171

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