Bad Education: Toward the Abolition of LGBTQ Conversion Therapy
At Thomson Reuters’ Diversity & Inclusion event, OutLaws 2019 in New York, Lisa Linsky will serve as a moderator for a break-out session focusing on Conversion Therapy Panelists will include Dr. Jack Dresher (psychiatrist), Sam Brinton (The Trevor Project); Matthew Shurka (Head of the Born Perfect Campain, National Center for Lesbian Rights); and Samantha Barr (Unbroken).
Despite explicit disavowal from the American Psychiatric Association, and an equally forceful stance from former President Barack Obama, only nine US states currently ban “reparative therapy” as a profoundly destructive and fraudulent practice. This session raises awareness around “ex-gay therapy” in America. Attendees are invited to take an active role in curtailing the harmful impact of this controversial treatment on the LGBTQ community.