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Rise Up

It's Legal to Force Kids Into Gay Conversion Therapy in Most States

Is your state on the list?
Madeline Moitozo

Gay Conversion Therapy Is Still Legal in 41 States

According to a new report, tens of thousands of teens will undergo the discredited practice before turning 18.
Kimberly Lawson
The Rundown

Senate GOP is Super Nervous About Repealing the ACA Without a Replacement

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Impact Staff
Rise Up

A Conversion Therapy Survivor Is Fighting To End The Practice Nationwide

This dangerous and discredited practice is still legal in most parts of the United States.
Madeline Moitozo
Lily Lieberman

Despite Progressive Neighbors, Hong Kong Remains Backward on LGBTQ Rights

The city lacks anti-discrimination laws for gay citizens and has funded "post gay" therapy, a practice closely linked to conversion therapy.
Justin Heifetz​​
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Noah Kulwin
Gay Rights

The Politician Who's Using Pence's Name to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

Patrick Burke's proposed ban on conversion therapy—the draconian and wide discredited practice that claims to change a person's gender or sexual identity—is named "Prevention of Emotional Neglect and Childhood Endangerment," or PENCE. We talked to the...
Steven Blum

The Beauty of Islam Brought Me Out of the Closet

I grew up in the evangelical household to rule all evangelical households—but it was an immersion in Islamic culture when I was a teenager that showed me who I really am.
Drew Harper

How One Novelist Is Fighting Gay Conversion Therapy in Ecuador

In A Safe Place With You,' César L. Baquerizo unpacks the horrors of a practice still prevalent across much of Latin and South America.
Steve Friess

Trump's America Includes Gay Conversion Therapy

"Freedom" and "safety," for the Republican Party, means freedom and safety for those who are a product of the "traditional marriage and family," and not for those marginalized Americans who need it most.
Garrard Conley

A Day at China’s Toughest Internet Addiction Rehab

Brain scans, conversion therapy, and “electric heroin” at the China Young Mental Development Base.
Jamie Fullerton

Canada’s Most Populous Province Just Banned Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth

Ontario's legislature unanimously banned “any practice that seeks to change or direct the sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient under 18 years of age, including efforts to change or direct the patient’s behavior or gender expression."
Justin Ling