Stop the distribution of "Ex-Gay Therapy Flyer" to Students
  • Petitioned Einstein High School in Rockville, MD & Montgomery Public School District

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Einstein High School in Rockville, MD & Montgomery Public School District

Stop the distribution of "Ex-Gay Therapy Flyer" to Students

    1. Michael Bussee
    2. Petition by

      Michael Bussee

      Riverside, CA

The group responsible for the flyer is called PFOX, short for "Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays". "Ex-Gay" Therapy has been universally debunked by every single major medical, psychological, and psychiatric organization in the country. "Ex-Gay" Therapy is a fraudulent, unscientific practice which has been proven to do more psychological harm than help to LGBT participants.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Email address for the Board of Education

      Michael Bussee
      Petition Organizer

      You can email the Board of Education at boe@mcpsmd.org

    2. Reached 50 signatures
    3. PFOX Distributing Misinformation to Maryland Students

      Michael Bussee
      Petition Organizer

      "A public high school in Montgomery County, Maryland, is being criticized for distributing literature of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, a group tells gay youth to “transition out of a homosexual identity” even though the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Association of Social Workers and the American Psychiatric Association all deny the effectiveness, safety and ethics of reparative therapy. While Religious Right groups have sued for the right to distribute literature in Montgomery County schools, like the PFOX flyer which propagates discredited and harmful misinformation about sexual orientation and gender identity, they have also sought to deny this right to groups they disagree with." ~ Brian Tashman

    4. Reached 5 signatures
    5. MD High School Distributes Ex-Gay Therapy Flyer to Students

      Michael Bussee
      Petition Organizer

      Read the article and watch the video

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Cinthia Haught CANTON, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      This is wrong on so many levels. I am signing because children (and adults) do not need something else to make them want to give up on life.

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    • G. R. Gray STOCKTON, CA
      • over 2 years ago

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    • Kaitlin Alcantara CORONA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm ashamed that supposedly mature adults are allowing this utter rubbish to circulate. Ashamed.

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    • Danyel Bilenkis NEW YORK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      As a high school student, I cannot believe that a school would do this. Schools are supposed to be a place of learning, so how can such a barbaric idea be circulated? At my school, even an anti-gay comment would be very serious and would probably get you run out of town by the rest of the students. High school is hard enough without crap like this making students think that there's something wrong with them.

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    • Anne Cooper BRECKSVILLE, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      I graduated from neighboring Wheaton HS. Doesn't this violate the school district's own policy on non-discrimination? This is bullying when kids are told they must change an intrinsic characteristic.

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