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Sign Petition Calling for Ban on Conversion Therapy

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by GLAAD | Updated on 12.4.18

Nearly 700,000 adults in the U.S. have received conversion therapy of some form at some point in their lives. An additional 57,000 will go through conversion therapy in the next five years - unless we take action.

Few practices hurt LGBTQ youth more than attempts to change their sexual orientation or gender identity through conversion therapy. Victims of this terrible practice very often experience depression, substance abuse, and often contemplate suicide.

Conversion therapy—sometimes called “ex-gay therapy”—has been condemned by every major medical and mental health organization in the country as harmful and ineffective, including the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychiatric Association.

While many states and municipalities are moving to ban conversion therapy, we must now demand a permanent ban of this practice, plain and simple.

It’s time to amp our voices by calling for an end to conversion therapy.

GLAAD

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  • Stephen
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    11/14/2018
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    We here in Colorado have been moving leftward for some time now, and the motivation in doing so comes from the right-wing, christian coalition of Republicans who are hell-bent on maintaining things like "conversion therapy" on children. So this note goes to the lone Senate and Representative holdout, Corey Gardner. You are slated to lose in 2020. Your dwindling fanbase of religious misfits cannot save you. Please consider being a human being just this once, instead of being a driven-by-the-nose Republican and support and vote to once and for all make conversion therapy something unlawful to do to children.

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  • Lisa
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    11/14/2018
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    Stop conversion therapy. It's way too damaging!

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  • Penny
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    11/14/2018
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    It doesn't work and severely wounds the victims.

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  • BananaNeil
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    11/14/2018
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    Conversion therapy is an attempt to brainwash and manipulate. It's not inline with progressive values, and it needs to be stopped.

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  • Morgan
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    11/14/2018
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    Is this seriously still happening?!

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  • Jeremy
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    11/13/2018
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    We must create a stop to this dangerous practice, once and for all.

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  • Darah
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    11/14/2018
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    This should absolutely never have existed, and it's up to us to make sure it's completely abolished.

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  • PGreenberger
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    11/14/2018
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    Accept and celebrate people for who they are! It is well past time to stop the misguided and harmful practice of conversion therapy.

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  • Tamas
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    11/20/2018
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    Therapy is treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder. Conversation Therapy does neither heal or relieve anything on the contrary it destroys and renders asunder many souls. Additionally, sexual orientation is not a disorder is natural. Even in other mammals there is homosexuality. So this misnamed "therapy" is a cruel con that never really converts anyone or heals them. This fraud should be banned and its perpetrators prosecuted.

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  • cappawana
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    11/19/2018
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    Conversion therapy is dangerous and does not work.

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  • Eugenia
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    11/16/2018
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    Definitely should’ve banned!

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  • Noah
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    11/15/2018
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    Therapy is for determining the issues in your mind so that you can live a normal life. Conversion therapy can scar the mind of uneducated people when it comes to their identity. Instead, education on our changing society and how to live a safe and normal life as a person who identifies as something other than the "normal standards" of humanity.

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  • MelanieSky1
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    last Wednesday
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    This is very important because we cannot force people to receive therapy for being attracted to the same sex. We have bigger issues to worry about than boys liking boys and girls liking girls. Why can't people just worry about themselves and stop being so judgmental towards others. Start being more accepting and move on with your life!

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  • snicols
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    11/14/2018
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    EVERY HUMAN needs to do their part to BAN "Conversion Therapy." These poor children! Conversion Therapy Bans offers an overview of laws protecting LGBT youth from conversion therapy practices that attempt to change their sexual orientation or gender identity. These practices, which may include techniques such as shaming, hypnosis, inducing vomiting, and electric shocks, have been widely discredited and renounced, including by groups like the American Psychological Association.

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  • Lisa
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    11/14/2018
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    I think conversion therapy is very damaging and it doesn’t work.

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  • Steven
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    11/14/2018
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    Just do you.

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  • Silvia
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    11/14/2018
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    There is no reason to try and change someones sexual orientation just because it's not the "norm".

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  • Marco
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    11/14/2018
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    Please, stop this inhumane therapy, all this does not have to exist anymore.

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  • Paula
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    12/04/2018
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    Conversion therapy is simply wrong!

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  • Todd
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    11/28/2018
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    Conversion therapy is abusive and damaging. And it doesn't work. This kind of practice is barbaric and cruel. It needs to stop.

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