On This Day … 04 April [2022]

People (Deaths)

  • 2012 – A. Dean Byrd, American psychologist and academic (b. 1948).

A. Dean Byrd

Albert Dean Byrd (1948 to 04 April 2012) was a former president of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), a research organisation that advocates sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE).

He was a psychologist who focused on SOCE, and wrote on the topic. Although raised by a Buddhist mother and a Baptist father, Byrd converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and was very active in the debate within the church on issues involving homosexuality.

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