Calgary, Alberta, bans anti-LGBTQ conversion therapy in the Canadian city of 1.2 million. Conversion therapy is fraudulent, injurious, and often lethal.
Born Perfect co-founder Mathew Shurka spoke to the Calgary city government May 12-13, 2020, on behalf of survivors harmed by anti-LGBTQ conversion therapy.
By Chris Stoll, Esq., NCLR Senior Staff Attorney On February 29, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review Doe v. Christie, a case challenging New Jersey’s law prohibiting state-licensed therapists from engaging in the discredited practice of conversion therapy with patients under 18 years of age. The Supreme Court’s order allows the law to remain in full […]
Last year, when we launched #BornPerfect: NCLR’s Campaign to End Conversion Therapy, it was after more than two decades of advocating for an end to this heinous practice. Survivors of conversion therapy and their families have been shoulder to shoulder with us every step of the way. A year and a half ago, they called on us […]
By Sam Ames, #BornPerfect Campaign Coordinator & Staff Attorney A year ago, we set out with a goal—protect LGBTQ children from conversion therapy by wiping out the dangerous and discredited practice in just five years. Since then, our #BornPerfect campaign has helped protect thousands of kids across the country from practices linked to severe depression, substance abuse, […]
By Sam Ames, #BornPerfect Campaign Coordinator & Staff Attorney Nine months ago, NCLR launched our #BornPerfect campaign to end the use of conversion therapy on LGBTQ youth in five years. At the time, we thought it was an ambitious goal. We could not have imagined then the speed with which this movement has already grown or the […]