Democratic Platform Calls for Nationwide Ban against Conversion Therapy

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The Democratic Party has released its 2020 platform for consideration before delegates vote on it.

The platform takes a strong stand against conversion therapy, calling for a nationwide ban.

Meghan Stabler, a trans woman and member of the platform committee, told The Advocate that the platform is the first from either major party to include the terms “LGBTQ,” “transgender women of color,” “nonbinary,” “nonconforming,” and “gender confirmation surgery.”

Born Perfect is a survivor-led program created by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) in 2014 to end conversion therapy by passing laws across the country that protect LGBTQ children and young people, fighting in courtrooms to ensure their safety, and raising awareness about the serious harms caused by these dangerous practices.

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