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3/19/19  8:27 pm
Commenter: Angela Cox

Conversion therapy is dangerous
 

Homosexuality is no longer regarded as the mental illness that conversion therapy pretends that it is. It is a dangerous practice that employs shame and psychological abuse to get a child to “change their mind” about being homosexual.  This shame and abuse has led to suicides in the past. For all of those reasons it is no longer considered a valid practice by the larger psychiatric community.  Please don’t allow Virginia’s children to continue being subjected to conversion therapy. 

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