Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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4/11/19  5:14 pm
Commenter: Oliver

Conversion therapy is detrimental
Conversion therapy does not work on anyone, it just hurts kids and can cause permanent damage. Being LGBTQ is in no way bad and even if it was this would do nothing to stop anyone from being transgender or gay. Conversion therapy has been proven to be directly linked to increased self harm and suicide rates among both teens and adults who have endured it. We need to be supporting people through their difficult struggle with identity rather than telling them they are wrong for something out of their control, which does not affect anyone else. Leave LGBTQ people and especially LGBTQ kids alone, and stop policing their lives!
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