Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/11/19  12:43 pm
Commenter: Shannon Mullins

Mideval and Meritless
Conversion therapy is not actually therapeutic. It aims not to help LGBTQ+ people, but to traumatize them and make them hate themselves. This practice has been continually discredited -- no self-respecting counselor or therapist would do this kind of harm to someone's mental state, let alone impressionable children who are often the victims of forced conversion therapy. This practice is rooted in the mideval idea that homosexuals are sinful and need to be fixed. This has no place in modern society. LGBTQ+ people need to be supported and embraced, not made to deny their identities and conform to ancient religious ideas.
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