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3/20/19  2:38 pm
Commenter: Kristina R Granger

NO MORE conversion therapy!
 

Converstion therapy is an extremely dangerous and discredited practice based on the false claim that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) is a mental illness that needs to be cured—a view with no scientific basis. No practitioners should be able to practice a mental health therapy without any scientific basis and in fact the opposite, there is evidence of how detrimental and harmful this practice is. Would you allow parents and trusted adults to carryout any other practices on any other youth that were similarly deemed harmful that would lead to depression, suicide, etc.? Is bullying allowed? Then how is this not the most extreme medicalized version of bullying? Consider that. 

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