D.C. Council Passes Groundbreaking Bill to Protect LGBT Youth from Conversion Therapy

WASHINGTON, D.C., (December 2, 2014)—Today, the District of Columbia Council unanimously approved a bill that will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth from the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy. When signed into law, Washington, D.C. will become the third jurisdiction—behind California and New Jersey—to pass legislation protecting LGBT youth from practices that […]

Our Goal—End Conversion Therapy in Five Years

By Kate Kendell, Esq. No child should ever be hurt because of who they are. That’s why we started the #BornPerfect campaign to end conversion therapy across the country over the next five years. We need your financial support to make it happen. All attempts to change their sexual orientation or gender identity through conversion therapy […]

The Human Element: Making Conversion Therapy in the U.S. an International Human Rights Issue

By Sam Ames, #BornPerfect Campaign Coordinator & Staff Attorney There we were. Around the illustrious circular United Nations briefing tables at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, among the 70 human rights advocates from across the United States, the largest delegation in the history of the U.N.’s Committee Against Torture (CAT). Together, as leaders of the National […]

NCLR Urges U.N. Committee Against Torture to End Conversion Therapy

By Sam Ames, #BornPerfect Campaign Coordinator & Staff Attorney This Tuesday, I will walk into the historic Palais de Nations in Geneva, Switzerland to meet with representatives of the United Nations and the U.S. Department of State as part of the National Center for Lesbian Rights’ #BornPerfect campaign to protect LGBT youth from conversion therapy, the dangerous […]