Add Your Name

Tell Congress: It's Time to End "Conversion Therapy"

So-called "conversion therapy" isn't therapy at all -- it's a fraudulent practice aimed at torturing LGBTQ children and youth, and it has no place in our country.

"Conversion therapy" is a practice seeking to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity, based on the false premise that being LGBTQ is a mental illness that can be cured. This harmful practice has been widely discredited by nearly all major American medical, psychiatric, psychological, counseling, educational, and social work professional organizations -- and it's been shown that attempting to use these harmful practices can lead to depression, decreased self-esteem, substance abuse, homelessness, and even suicidal behavior.

The Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act would clarify that providing “conversion therapy” to any person in exchange for monetary compensation, or advertising such services, is an unfair and deceptive act or practice. Furthermore, this bill would explicitly clarify that the FTC has the responsibility to enforce this provision and would provide State Attorneys General authority to enforce this provision in federal court.

We must send a clear message to the LGBTQ community that who you are is not something that needs to be fixed, but something to be celebrated.

Will you add your name now to urge Congress to take action and end the dangerous practice of "conversion therapy" once and for all?

Senator Patty Murray
Senator Tammy Baldwin
Senator Cory Booker
Senator Sherrod Brown
Senator Maria Cantwell
Senator Tammy Duckworth
Senator Maggie Hassan
Senator Ron Wyden
Rep. Joe Kennedy III