The Importance of Stories

By John Paul Brammer Last week, it was announced that New York City will commemorate Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, two icons of the […]


Sen. Gillibrand’s Proposed Platform Includes Protecting LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

By John Paul Brammer Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) unveiled her LGBTQ rights agenda on Saturday, which included a plan to ban conversion […]


Nation’s First Openly Gay Governor Signs Landmark LGBTQ Legislation into Law for Colorado

Colorado Becomes 18th State to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy Denver, CO — In a historic day for Colorado and the nation, Governor Jared […]


Advocate Julie Rodgers Shares Her Conversion Therapy Experience

By John Paul Brammer “My mom made me quit softball so I wouldn’t be lesbian,” Julie Rodgers said over the phone. “You can kind of […]


Maine Becomes 17th State to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

Augusta, ME — This morning Governor Janet Mills signed HP755, a bill to protect LGBTQ youth in Maine from the dangers of conversion therapy. The […]


Boyertown Decision is Good News for Transgender Youth

By John Paul Brammer The Supreme Court declined to hear Doe v. Boyertown Area School District today, thus allowing transgender students to continue using restrooms […]


Children Will Listen: Today’s Historic Progress on The Equality Act

Today, the House of Representatives made history when it passed the first-ever Congressional vote on the Equality Act, a milestone vote for LGBTQ civil rights. […]


Massachusetts Becomes 16th State to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

Boston, MA — Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker today signed H. 140 to protect LGBTQ youth from the dangerous practice of conversion therapy, which falsely claims […]


One Step Closer to Banning Conversion Therapy for MA LGTBQ Youth

Bill will bar state-licensed health providers from engaging in therapy aimed at changing the gender identity or sexual orientation of LGBTQ minors BOSTON, MA – […]


Maloney Introduces Legislation to Ban Use of Taxpayer Dollars for Conversion “Therapy”

Bill Would Prohibit Use of Medicaid Funding, Crack Down on Deceptive Billing Practices for Conversion “Therapy” WASHINGTON – Today, in advance of the Transgender Day […]