In Red Deer, Alberta, in western Canada, Ubuntu Youth Council Co-Founder Ursella Khan is leading area youth to claim a seat at the table among community leaders. They seek to challenge officials’ failure this year to ban conversion therapy in the city.
“Our previous provincial government had a minister’s youth council. The new one got rid of that, so no, I don’t think they’re listening,” Khan told rdNewsNOW. “The conversion therapy matter was brought to me by a member of our council, so we want to sit down with city council and talk about why they didn’t talk to youth who’ve gone through it, ask if they were really informed and with whom did they consult.”
We hope Red Deer leaders will listen to conversion therapy survivors, and to the youth who are our future leaders.
If you are a youth or young adult looking to help protect minors, let’s work together to ban conversion therapy. Email us today.
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. https://bornperfect.org