Mathew Shurka

Who You Are Is Perfect

Mathew Shurka

Talk: Who You Are Is Perfect

Mathew Shurka was 16 years old when he was forced to endure five years of so-called "conversion therapy" for coming out to his father as gay. Now 28 and proudly out, Mathew has become a leading national advocate for banning the destructive practice of LGBT “conversion therapy”. Mathew is joined for this exclusive talk at Google by his mother, Jane Shurka, a former supporter of conversion therapy (now advocate for ending the practice), as well as his former bully, Sam Miner, to speak about their experiences.

Mathew Shurka

Mathew Shurka was 16 years old when he was forced to endure five years of so-called "conversion therapy" for coming out to his father as gay. Now 28 and proudly out, Mathew has become a leading national advocate for banning the destructive practice of LGBT “conversion therapy”.