My duty as a counselor is an ethical one, and it is to do not harm. Additionally, I am part of a field that prides itself for advocating and protecting the rights of all. It is a human right not to be taken for granted to be accepted and appreciated as you are. How can we deny this right of some, and grant this to others?
What I hope is to impact policy as an example of banding together to prevent the promotion of hateful and discriminatory acts. Lets denounce the hatred that infiltrates this world and the beliefs that those have against marginalized individuals. I stand with those in support of the ban of conversion therapy, and I encourage you to as well.