Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Beat The Gay Out Of You

Conversion therapy is the process of creating an aversion to being gay or trans out of children, it is a treatment that is banned in some states and rejected by every medical and psychological association but is endorsed by evangelical religious organizations.
LBGT bills clear Virginia Senate and head to a friendly House of Delegates
The Washington Post
By Laura Vozzella
Jan. 21, 2020

RICHMOND — The Virginia Senate on Tuesday passed a host of LGBT rights bills as Democrats continued to flex their new power in the Capitol.

The Senate voted to ban conversion therapy on children, repeal the state’s now-defunct ban on same-sex marriage and establish statewide policies for the treatment of transgender students. The chamber also voted to replace “husband and wife” with gender-neutral “parties to the marriage” language in divorce law and make it easier for transgender people to change how their sex is listed on their birth certificates.

The bills now move to the Democratic-controlled House of Delegates, where they are expected to get a warm reception.
Down in Kentucky…
KY lawmakers seek to ban ‘conversion therapy’ for gay youths, citing health risks
The Lexington Herald Leader
By John Cheves
January 14, 2020

“Conversion therapy,” a discredited practice by which gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals are counseled in order to change their sexual orientation, would be banned for state-licensed mental health professionals treating Kentucky children under bills sponsored by a bipartisan group of lawmakers.

Critics of the practice say it can lead to withdrawal, anxiety, depression and suicide among youths. It is uniformly opposed by the nation’s leading medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Kentucky is not alone in trying to ban conversion therapy,
Bill Would Protect Oklahoma Kids From Conversion Therapy
Public Radio Tulsa
By Matt Trotter
January 20, 2020

A state representative is aiming to keep youths in Oklahoma from being subjected to conversion therapy.

House Bill 3872 by Oklahoma City Democratic Rep. Jason Dunnington would add practicing conversion therapy on kids to a list of offenses that can get a health professional’s license revoked.
Meanwhile in other states the Republicans want to ban the bans on conversion therapy.
Florida Republicans submit 4 last-minute anti-LGBTQ bills ahead of 2020 legislative deadline
The bills were filed just hours before the 2020 legislative deadline.
ABC News
By Karma Allen
January 16, 2020

Republican lawmakers in Florida submitted a batch of anti-LGBTQ bills this week with just hours to spare before the 2020 legislative deadline.

If signed into law, the four bills would walk back local ordinances that protect LGBTQ employees, legalize the controversial practice of "gay conversion therapy" and imprison doctors for up to 15 years if they provide certain transition-related medical care to transgender youth. Conversion therapy is a discredited practice that attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation through psychological or spiritual means. It is grounded in the belief that being LGBTQ is abnormal or unnatural and is banned in more than a dozen states and Washington, D.C., according to the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
And on the federal level…
Trump adviser said lesbian teen “seriously” considering suicide should undergo conversion therapy
Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress has described gay people as "filthy" and "miserable"
Metro Weekly
By Rhuaridh Marr
January 16, 2020

A prominent member of Donald Trump’s Evangelical Executive Advisory Board once said a lesbian teenager who had “seriously contemplated suicide” over her sexuality should undergo conversion therapy.

Robert Jeffress, a Dallas pastor and Fox News contributor, has been described as one of Trump’s closest evangelical advisers and is part of the “Evangelicals for Trump” coalition — created to mobilize evangelical voters in the 2020 election.
It seems to me that the Democrats want to keep us alive while the Republicans want kill us.

This morning I have been ask to a discussion on how to protect trans people from violence. I have been asked by a local hospital to come to meeting trans violence at their Domestic Violence unit.

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