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Virginia Takes Major Step In Protecting LGBTQ Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Virginia has just accomplished a historic first for 2018 in introducing a bill to ban the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy. Conversion therapists claim to reduce and eliminate the homosexual or bisexual orientation of youth, or force a child to reject their gender identity. Every major mental health professional organization has refuted the practice of conversion therapy as ineffective and potentially harmful. Virginia may soon join the nine states which have passed similar legislation and the more than 30 states which have considered such protections. As the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide…
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Kentucky Takes First Step to Protect LGBTQ Youth From Conversion Therapy

****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE****The State of Kentucky took a bold step this month to protect LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy in 2018. Conversion therapists falsely claim be able to change LGBTQ youth into straight and cisgender youth. Prominent professional health associations—including the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, among numerous others—oppose the use of conversion therapy on youth, calling the practice harmful and ineffective. If successful, Kentucky would be the 10th state to pass legislation limiting the practice though another 40 states still allow this terrible crisis to…
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Broward County First In 2018 To Pass Ordinance Protecting LGBTQ Youth

****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**** Broward County in Florida has just accomplished a historic first for 2018 with a unanimous vote passing an ordinance to protect LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy. Conversion therapists claim to reduce and eliminate the homosexual or bisexual orientation of youth, or force a child to reject their transgender identity. Every major mental health professional organization has refuted the practice of conversion therapy as ineffective and potentially harmful. However, 41 states still still allow conversion therapy including the State of Florida. As the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention…
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Arizona Takes Major Step in Protecting LGBTQ Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arizona just took a major step in protecting LGBTQ youth by being one of the first states to introduce a bill this year to ban the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy. Conversion therapists claim to reduce and eliminate the homosexual or bisexual orientation of youth, or force a child to reject their gender identity. Every major mental health professional organization has refuted the practice of conversion therapy as ineffective and potentially harmful. Arizona may soon join the nine states which have passed similar legislation and the more than 30 states which have considered such protections.…
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Washington Leads on Protecting LGBTQ Youth From Conversion Therapy

****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE****The State of Washington holds the honor of the first state legislature to hold a hearing considering legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy in 2018. Conversion therapists falsely claim be able to change LGBTQ youth into straight and cisgender youth. Prominent professional health associations—including the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, among numerous others—oppose the use of conversion therapy on youth, calling the practice harmful and ineffective. Washington is on track to be the 10th state to pass legislation limiting the practice though another…
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Missouri Moves to Protect the Mental Health of LGBTQ Youth

Today Missouri took a major first step in protecting LGBTQ youth from the barbaric practice of conversion therapy. Conversion therapists falsely claim be able to change LGBTQ youth into straight and cisgender youth. Prominent professional health associations—including the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, among numerous others—oppose the use of conversion therapy on youth, calling the practice harmful and ineffective. Missouri is on track to be the 10th state to pass legislation limiting the practice though another 40 states still allow this terrible crisis to continue.As the leading national organization providing crisis intervention…