Stop telling youth they can "pray away the gay!"
  • Petitioned Lameka Lucas

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Jr. Publicist, MTV
Lameka Lucas
MTV
MTV's "True Life" producers, Viacom Inc., and MTV
MTV
Carl Folta

Stop telling youth they can "pray away the gay!"

    1. J Bloomrosen
    2. Petition by

      J Bloomrosen

      Lake Worth, FL

In June, MTV aired an episode of True Life called, "I want to be straight." It featured two people who wanted to become straight. While MTV published helpful links on their website to legitimate organizations that help young people who are struggling like the Trevor Project, I believe that airing this episode is dangerous to young people.

Sexual orientation is not a choice. Even suggesting it is can be harmful to people who are struggling with their orientation.

MTV is still airing this episode of the "True Life" as a re-run. Tell them to stop before someone gets hurt.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. MTV Will No Longer Rerun This Episode!

      J Bloomrosen
      Petition Organizer

      I just got off the phone with the Head of Public Affairs at MTV, who was deeply concerned about our efforts. They've found that the episode was so "touchy" that they are pulling it. I thank you for your concern, and consider this a victory. Bravo!

    2. Over 900 Signatures and a Phone Call From MTV!

      J Bloomrosen
      Petition Organizer

      Well, let's see what happens. I received a phone message from someone at MTV to discuss this petition and "the context" of the show. Our voices are obviously being heard folks, so thanks for signing and I'll fill you in after I speak with them.

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. I'm starting to see articles written about this episode on the net...

      J Bloomrosen
      Petition Organizer

      Apparently, we are not the only folks offended by this show... and nearly 300 signatures in the past day alone. Spread the word friends, and add a link to this petition, if you can, please.

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. Closing in on 400 votes!

      J Bloomrosen
      Petition Organizer

      MTV re-aired this disgusting episode this afternoon... how many LGBT teens will hate themselves that much more, or be victims of violence & hatred, tomorrow?

    7. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Amega Sanders PORTLAND, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      I'm not sure about this petition...It kinda step on the toes of freedom of speech and plus MTV has done episodes of True Life that talks about being gay and supports it...I personally think that maybe MTV is trying to give a lot of options to everyone who wants and/or needs it.

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    • Caitlin McGee KNOXVILLE, TN
      • over 3 years ago

      Number one reason why I NEVER watch MTV: Because MTV is nothing more than a bunch of arrogant bullies!

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    • Kristi Altemier WAYMART, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      Why must we bring religion into our sexuality? People are people and there's no amazing higher being telling us we're wrong. This is merely a HUMAN's opinion and what THEY think is right and wrong. And we go by it. How sick. Be yourself

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    • Samantha Benton CHARLOTTE, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      If God and nature wants you to be a certain way, you will be that way, no matter how many people disprove. They don[t really want to be straight, they have been brainwashed into guilt from family members and outside anti-gay people.

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    • Kimberly Wilson LEES SUMMIT, MO
      • over 3 years ago

      please stop misinforming everyone that this is a choice!!

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