Sexual orientation (identifying as gay, lesbian, asexual, bisexual, pansexual) is a fixed, natural attribute for a person. Conversion "therapy" (to even call this a therapy maligns an entire profession) is barbaric and traumatizing, and this has been rejected completely by professional psychological associations as unscientific and, worse, harmful. LGBTQ Virginians deserve better than this, and we can't drive this legislation ourselves. We need you, our elected representatives, to voice your strong opposition to this kind of therapy. Please ban this harmful practice in our wonderful state. Keep our young people safe, especially from parents who seek to do such great damage to their very own children.