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David-Elijah Nahmod
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NahmodDavid-Elijah Nahmod is a film critic and reporter in San Francisco. His articles appear regularly in The Bay Area Reporter and SF Weekly. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter.

He is currently doing a monthly column in South Florida Gay News titled “If You Could Read My Mind: A PTSD Diary.” David developed Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder (PTSD) after surviving gay conversion therapy as a child and has found that many in the LGBT community suffer from severe, often untreated emotional disorders due to the extreme anti-gay traumas they endured.

David states that the original abuses he endured from his parents and religious leaders is what caused his PTSD to develop.  Then came the additional abuses he, and many others, have been subjected to from with the LGBT sphere. David states that LGBT people as a rule have been severely traumatized, yet few are trying to heal. Instead, they take their rage out on each other to the point that these rages have become our cultural norm. He feels it is a profoundly sad and tragic thing to see.

David’s mission is to call for accountability among the anti-gay religious orgs who inflict so much harm with such reckless and gleeful abandon.  He also wants to urge LGBTs to face the truth about the harm that’s been done to us, and about the misguided rage we inflict on each other with the same reckless abandon.


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