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3/19/19  6:25 pm
Commenter: Dominique Schmieder, Student (Roadstead Montessori Highschool)


Sexual orientation conversion therapy is a gross and disgusting practice that harms children psychologically and even physically, and it can’t be continued. As an LGBTQ+ youth myself, I can’t stand the thought that others might be going through this horrendous experience and might be made to think that being who they are is wrong. No one should be put through that trauma. LGBTQ+ youth already experience higher rates of bullying, homelessness, and suicide. Being gay, bi, pan, trans, non binary, etc isn’t a choice and all these organizations and programs do is make kids feel bad about themselves and make them feel that just being themselves is wrong. It needs to stop. Before more people are scarred and tortured in these sickening processes, and I hope those who have gone through it can relax knowing no others will suffer what they have.


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