Harmful and Outdated Therapy
To Whom It May Concern;
As a survivor of conversion therapy, I am writing to ask that the conversion therapy ban take place in Virginia. This form of 'therapy' is outdated and unscientific. After trying for 10 years to be something I am not, praying, fasting, attending meetings, and participating in various therapies, I've come to accept who I am. I am regretful of the lost time, but I am overcoming the shame and pain these therapies taught me in my formative years (14-25 years old).
Please ban this therapy, please protect our youth from suicide, self hate, and harmful shame. Thank you.
- Caleb F.