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4/11/19  1:17 pm
Commenter: Emily Sproul, Shenandoah LGBTQ Center

Dangerous and manipulative therapies must stop

Conversion therapy is bigotry, coercion and a horrific use of religion. It preys upon youth and young adults who are vulnerable to suggestion and often eager to please or fit in. It does nothing of what it purports to do, and is tantamount to trauma, a trauma that can take decades and a great deal of therapy to overcome. At its worst, it sets up LGBTQ young people for frighteningly high rates of suicide. This must end.

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