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New Report Reveals Alarming Prevalence of Conversion Therapy, With Over 1,300 Active Practitioners Across the U.S.

Nearly half of the identified practitioners (46%) hold active professional licenses as mental health providers December 12, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people, released a new report today which sheds light on the alarming and extensive presence of practitioners of so-called conversion “therapy” across the U.S. Conversion “therapy” refers to a range of dangerous, discredited, and unscientific practices that attempt to change one’s LGBTQ+ identity. The report, It’s Still Happening, is the culmination of rigorous and systematic research that began in 2018 by researchers at The Trevor Project, who…
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The Trevor Project Applauds Supreme Court Turning Away Challenge to Conversion Therapy Bans

December 11, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people, released the following statement regarding news of the Supreme Court’s decision to not hear an appeal to a Washington State law prohibiting licensed health care professionals from practicing conversion “therapy” as it applies to minors. Statement from Janson Wu (he/him), Senior Director, State Advocacy & Government Affairs: “The Trevor Project applauds the Supreme Court’s refusal to review a decision by an appeals court upholding a Washington State conversion therapy ban, letting stand a hard-fought victory that enshrines protections for LGBTQ+ youth…
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The Trevor Project Celebrates Passage of Conversion Therapy Protections in Michigan Senate

15% of LGBTQ youth in Michigan reported being threatened with or subjected to conversion therapy in the past year June 27, 2023 — The Trevor Project — the leading suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ young people — celebrated the passage of H.B. 4616 and H.B. 4617 in the Michigan Senate today, which would prohibit licensed medical professionals from subjecting LGBTQ youth to the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion “therapy.” The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk, where it is expected to be signed into law. “LGBTQ young people deserve to live authentically as who they are and the…
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The Trevor Project, LGBTQ+ Groups Applaud AZ Governor for Protecting LGBTQ+ Youth From Conversion Therapy

16% of LGBTQ+ youth in Arizona reported being threatened with or subjected to conversion therapy June 27, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ+ young people, one•n•ten, Arizona's largest provider of LGBTQ+ youth & young adult support services, and Equality Arizona commended Gov. Hobbs of Arizona for signing an executive order today banning the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy. “LGBTQ+ young people deserve to live freely and be protected from the dangerous and discredited practices of ‘conversion therapy.’ This so-called ‘therapy’ is condemned by every major professional medical and mental health association in…
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The Trevor Project Voices Support for Michigan Bills Protecting LGBTQ Young People From Conversion Therapy

15% of LGBTQ youth in Michigan reported being threatened with or subjected to conversion therapy in the past year May 18, 2023 — The Trevor Project — the leading suicide prevention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people — voiced its support for a package of bills introduced in both chambers of the Michigan Legislature would prohibit licensed medical professionals from subjecting LGBTQ youth to the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion “therapy.”  “It is deeply inspiring to see Michigan lawmakers unite to spark important progress on LGBTQ protections and cut through the noise of…
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The Trevor Project Applauds MN Governor for Signing Protections Against Conversion Therapy into Law

15% of LGBTQ youth in Minnesota reported being threatened with or subjected to conversion therapy in the past year April 27, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ young people, commended Gov. Walz for signing SF 23 today, which would prohibit licensed medical professionals from subjecting LGBTQ youth to the dangerous and discredited practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” Minnesota is now the 21st state in the nation with statewide legislative protections against conversion therapy. Troy Stevenson (he/him), Director of State Advocacy Campaigns for The Trevor Project, who was in attendance at today’s signing ceremony, released…
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The Trevor Project Supports Pennsylvania Bill Protecting LGBTQ People From Discrimination

71% of LGBTQ youth in Pennsylvania reported experiencing discrimination due to either their sexual orientation or gender identity  April 24, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ young people, announced its support for HB 300, a bill being considered by the Pennsylvania Legislature that would expand nondiscrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill passed in the House Judiciary Committee today and is now headed to the House floor. “LGBTQ people, like all people, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and live free from discrimination. This legislation sends a powerful…
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The Trevor Project Celebrates Senate Passage of Minnesota Bill Protecting LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

15% of LGBTQ youth in Minnesota reported being threatened with or subjected to conversion therapy in the past year April 21, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ young people, celebrated the passage of SF 23 in the Minnesota Senate — a bill which would prohibit licensed medical professionals from subjecting LGBTQ youth to the dangerous and discredited practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk, where it is expected to be signed into law. With the forthcoming signage of the bill, Minnesota will become the 21st state in the…
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New SAMHSA Report Underscores the Harms of Conversion Therapy & Importance of Affirmation for LGBTQ Young People’s Mental Health

The landmark report consistently cites The Trevor Project’s research, which finds conversion therapy is associated with increased suicide risk, while affirmation promotes well-being. March 31, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ young people, and Born Perfect, the National Center for Lesbian Rights’ program to end conversion therapy, released the following statements in response to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) new report published today: “Moving Beyond Change Efforts: Evidence and Action to Support and Affirm LGBTQI+ Youth.” Statement from Kasey Suffredini (he/him), Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs for The…
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The Trevor Project Celebrates Utah Bill Protecting LGBTQ Youth From Conversion Therapy

24% of LGBTQ youth in Utah reported being threatened with or subjected to conversion therapy in the past year March 22, 2023 — The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ young people, celebrates the signing of HB 228 in Utah, a bill that prohibits licensed medical professionals from subjecting LGBTQ youth to conversion therapy — a wide range of discredited practices that attempt to change an individual’s LGBTQ identity. This legislation codifies and expands upon former Gov. Herbert’s executive action from 2020. “This is an encouraging step forward in the fight to protect LGBTQ youth across the…