We are not really sure about petitions if they work or not. One thing we are sure of Conversion Therapy does not. Perhaps we should be asking all City Councils, State Legislators, to get on board with banning Conversion Therapy from their cities and states. With the new regime taking center stage in DC we will need to do something. At the very least they will know that the people oppose Conversion Therapy.
We call on Mayor Mike Rawlings and the Dallas City Council to enact a city ban on Conversion Therapy, the dangerous, religion based, psychological treatment which promises to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
Mainstream medical bodies state that conversion therapy is harmful because it exploits guilt and anxiety, thereby damaging self-esteem and leading to depression and even suicide. There is also concern in the mental health community that the advancement of conversion therapy causes social harm by disseminating inaccurate views about sexual orientation and the ability of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to lead happy, healthy lives.
Key players in the new Trump administration are pushers of this snake oil and we call on our city leaders to ban this incredibly dangerous practice in our city. We call on the people of Dallas to stand with their LGBTQIA brothers and sisters by signing and sharing this petition.
To sign this petition go to HERE.
Conversion Therapy of minors is only illegal in 5 states here in the United States of America: Vermont, California, New Jersey, Illinois and Oregon. Notice the amount of states that are lacking from this list, and notice how Massachusetts is one of them.
For more on the anti-Conversion Therapy Movement in Massachusetts see HERE.