Why Does Facebook Still Allow Gay Conversion Therapy Ads?

  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook
Homosexuality is not a mental disease. It is not a choice nor is it an addiction.

Yet, despite the plethora of widely respected medical organizations that have reiterated the fact for decades, many parts of our society continue to treat gayness as an option that can be overcome. That's why the dangerous practice of conversion therapy still exists.

Conversion therapy also known as ex-gay or reparative therapy is the process of trying to change one's sexual orientation or gender. While someone can undergo the practice at any age, children forced by their parents are the ones who suffer most. The practice can cause serious feelings of self-hate, depression and even provoke suicidal thoughts or acts according to some. 

Conversion therapy directly discriminates against people who identify as LGBTQ as it perpetuates the belief that something is wrong with the person and that it can be "cured".

And yet, Facebook still allows groups to advertise gay conversion therapy on its platform. Sign now and tell Facebook to stop promoting this hateful and bigoted practice now.
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