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White House Responds to Petition to Ban Conversion Therapy for LGBT Youth

Posted on Apr 9, 2015 in Advocacy, Legal News | 0 comments

In December of 2014, Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old transgender woman in southern Ohio wrote a message that appeared online posthumously after her suicide. In the message she attributed a significant portion of her despair to attempts by her family and church to fix her gender identity using what is known as conversion or reparative therapy. She called for those reading to “Fix Society” so that others like her might have productive lives. At such a young age, she had already lost that hope. Leelah’s message touched hearts around the world. worked with several other organizations including the Transgender Human Rights Institute and Everything...

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