On Tuesday, October 8 a federal judge in Florida struck down the city of Tampa's ban on the use of conversion "therapy," a widely discredited practice that aims to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.
Conversion "therapy" is a dangerous practice that puts LGBTQ+ people—especially children and young people—at significant risk. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, it "can provoke guilt and anxiety while having little or no potential for achieving changes in orientation."
The judge in this case found that Tampa didn't have the jurisdiction to ban conversion therapy, but that the state of Florida does. Add your name if you agree that LGBTQ+ people should not be subjected to this fraudulent and dangerous practice!