Hal W. Lanse, PhD is an author and editor-in-chief at Queer Street Books, Inc. (www.queerstreetbooks.com). He is the author of ERASING REASON, an inside look at a cult that attempted the world’s first (unsuccessful) approach to gay conversion therapy. “Dr. Hal” also edits informational material and gives informational talks about cults and mind control in partnership with the Freedom of Mind Resource Center in Newton, MA (www.freedomofmind.com). Dr. Hal is an adoptive father and grandfather.