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NCLR Launches Nationwide Campaign to Protect LGBT Youth from Harmful ‘Reparative Therapy’

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Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) launched #BornPerfect: The Campaign to End Conversion Therapy – an initiative that seeks to eliminate the practice of so-called “ex-gay” or “reparative” therapy through increased public awareness and the passage of laws across the country to protect LGBT kids from the serious harm caused by these practices.

NCLR_logo“The time is long overdue to stop the severe harms being inflicted on young LGBT children and their families by these dangerous practices,” said NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell. “These practices have been thoroughly discredited by every major mental health organization, and yet, every day, unethical therapists continue to abuse their professional authority to deceive parents and wreck the lives of youth who deserve nothing but support.”

The campaign also includes facts about conversion therapy and its harm, information about related legislation and legal cases across the country, as well as survivor stories and support networks.

As a Texan watching our state's GOP enshrine reparative therapy into its party platform while our governor likens homosexuality to alcoholism, I can't think of a better time to push forward the message to LGBT youth that they are perfect just the way they are.   

More on the NCLR campaign here

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  1. Born Perfect? Would be a good name for a campaign to end circumcision.

    Posted by: ndawg | Jun 25, 2014 8:39:04 AM


  2. Why is this an 'LGBT' issue?

    It's an LGB issue.

    Trannies are not part of the LGB community - their issues are entirely separate from ours and it's time to drop the T.

    Posted by: MaryM | Jun 25, 2014 10:34:58 AM


  3. Go away MaryM.

    Posted by: Will | Jun 25, 2014 12:15:32 PM


  4. Of course the T is part of our community.

    MaryM will probably be upset to learn that I think straight people ought to also be part of our community...

    The issues are the same ... freedom and equality.

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 25, 2014 7:42:07 PM


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