Ban Conversion Therapy
Recently, a young man shared his experience of coming out in his Christian family and the turmoil and torture that followed. He recounted attending conversion therapy and leaving, wanting to kill himself as a result of this "therapy". His family sent him for a second round and the results were the same. He was gay and knew it. He'd tried desparately to "change"; married, had a baby, and still - was gay...just as he'd been created. He had wanted to take his life a number of times until he was fortunate enough to meet people who loved him as he was. The impact of confirming friends saved his ife. Conversion therapy had made him want to end it - more than once..
Conversion therapy is misinformed - critically misinformed and extremely dangerous to the LGBTQ population. Banning this archaic practice is essential to the mental health of our youth.