States Banning Conversion Therapy

So so thrilled to see this as reality!! We don’t need to be “fixed” as there’s nothing wrong with us.

A record number of jurisdictions this year are taking aim at conversion therapy for minors: an attempt to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity through tactics as obvious as hypnosis or as subtle as inducing shame.

Almost 50 bills have been introduced in 24 states targeting conversion therapy, which has been discredited by dozens of medical associations and child-welfare institutions. On Tuesday, 11 of them — including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Counseling Association — released a letter urging states to make such bills a priority.

“Being LGBTQ is not an illness,” said Xavier Persad, legislative counsel for the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ rights advocacy group. “It is false that being LGBTQ is wrong and a disorder.”

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One thought on “States Banning Conversion Therapy”

  1. The majority of people in the world would disagree with about the ordered and/or sanity of queers and transsexuals, especially the latter. After all, queerness is only no longer formally a mental disorder due to political pressure and transsexuality is still formally such. Hence, this persons arguments rightly won’t be listened to outside of queer and tranny enclaves.

    That’s a shame really, because the conversion therapies seem to be bad things and not the way to treat this mental disorders. Hellfire! To me at least, they evoke the Ludovico Technique that Alex was condemned to in A Clockwork Orange.

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