SAN FRANCISCO — An LGBT legal advocacy group hopes to bring an end to gay “conversion” therapy in the U.S. within five years, LGBTQ Nation reports.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights this week announced the launch of “Born Perfect: the Campaign to End Conversion Therapy,” a campaign that will focus on raising public awareness on how this type of therapy harms LGBT youth, the article said.
The campaign comes just weeks after the Republican Party in Texas endorsed the practice as a means to “cure” homosexuality. Legislation banning the practice has been approved in California and New Jersey but legal challenges followed.
The Center says it’s working with legislators and LGBT leaders in more than a dozen states to help bring similar legislation to the rest of the country.