Ban LGBT Conversion Therapy in Nevada!

In late December 2014, a transgender girl committed suicide because she was forced to go through conversion therapy in an attempt to change her gender orientation. A report from the American Psychological Association shows that the practice hurts children and is ineffective in changing sexual or gender orientation. Unfortunately, only four states and the District of Columbia ban the destructive, counterproductive practice.

In May 2015, a Nevada Senate panel passed a bill to outlaw conversion therapy for minors, but the bill has not moved forward. A lot has changed since then. Oregon and Illinois passed laws to ban the practice, and early in February 2016, New York's governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to outlaw it in his state. Hopefully, Nevada will now be more receptive to passing the bill.

The American Psychological Association has linked conversion therapy to destructive behaviors in children such as risky sexual activity, suicidal ideation and social withdraw. No matter what one's opinions are towards homosexuality, it is unethical to support a "therapy" proven to harm children. Please sign the petition to urge Nevada legislators to revisit the issue and ban conversion therapy in their state!

I'm writing in hopes that you'll revisit a bill to ban LGBT conversion therapy for minors in the state of Nevada.


In late December 2014, a transgender girl committed suicide because she was forced to go through conversion therapy in an attempt to change her gender orientation. A report from the American Psychological Association shows that the practice hurts children and is ineffective in changing sexual or gender orientation. Unfortunately, only four states and the District of Columbia ban the destructive, counterproductive practice.

In May 2015, a Nevada Senate panel passed a bill to outlaw conversion therapy for minors, but the bill has not moved forward. A lot has changed since then. Oregon and Illinois passed laws to ban the practice, and early in February 2016, New York's governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to outlaw it in his state. Hopefully, Nevada will now be more receptive to passing the bill.

The American Psychological Association has linked conversion therapy to destructive behaviors in children such as risky sexual activity, suicidal ideation and social withdraw. No matter what one's opinions are towards homosexuality, it is unethical to support a "therapy" proven to harm children. I respectfully urge you to revisit the issue and ban conversion therapy in your state. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider this petition.

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