Burke noted the connection to Pence saying he might be the most powerful VP in the history of the US.
“He has openly advocated for conversion therapy. I want that to sink into people. I want them to realize it’s a serious issue of abuse of children flatly, whether they are gay or not, it’s abuse, then you have a man who is going to have enormous power over all of us, who advocates for it,” Burke said.
NYC’s Mathew Shurka, is an ex-gay therapy survivor who now travels the country advocating against the practice with his organization Born Perfect. He’s spoken at Virginia legislative hearings in the past – he also received the controversial treatment at a center near Charlottesville, Journey to Manhood .
He told GayRVA his 5 years of treatment involved “masturbation therapy” and doses of viagra to help stimulate him while looking at pictures of women.