Joyce Calvo is a mother who works to share her daughter Alana's story and help others suffering from conversion therapy. For more information or to donate to the Alana Faith Chen Foundation, visit

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My daughter was a gay Catholic who died by suicide. Here's how the church must protect LGBTQ+ Catholics.

Commentary: For most of her teen years, my daughter Alana was surrounded by priests and nuns who believed they were "saving her soul" by frightening her about her same-sex attraction.