Ban Gay Conversion Therapy in Tennessee

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Gay conversion therapy is the practice of trying to change someone's sexual orientation from gay or bisexual to straight. It's been linked with suicide, depression, and anxiety.

Dozens of medical and mental health organizations -- including the American Psychological Association, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics -- have called gay conversion therapy ineffective and harmful. Yet, it's still in practice in the majority of America: 36 states currently do not have legislation in place against gay conversion therapy, including Tennessee.

A bill called the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act was introduced in the last meeting of Congress, the 115th, aimed at legally classifying conversion therapy as a fraudulent practice; however, none of Tennessee's lawmakers agreed to cosponsor it.

This petition is part of a high school project aimed at bettering my community. Help me convince Tennessee's lawmakers to ban gay conversion therapy in my home state. The notion of banning this horrific practice is just beginning to gain national momentum, and you can contribute to that momentum just by signing this petition. Thank you!