Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Action Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy
Comment Period Ended on 8/7/2019
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8/7/19  11:21 am
Commenter: Luke Forbes

Everything About Conversion Therapy is Wrong

Young people are already under enormous pressure when they are in school. For some, this means there is added pressure of being a closeted LGBTQIAP+ person perhaps with no idea of why they feel this way, or with some profound sense that there is something wrong with them. The facts show that people are born LGBTQIAP+ and do not, and CAN NOT, be “cured” of their sexuality. Conversion therapy is proven to only further destabilize young people and increase depression levels and the threat and possibility of suicide. Besides, how can one cure something that is proven to not inherently be a disease? 


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