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Affirmation or Conversion Therapy? [Monthly Community Meeting]
March 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
Join FORGE on Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 2:00pm for a panel discussion on the emotional and physical health risks associated with conversion therapy. Nearly all medical and mental health professional associations have deemed conversion therapy as both ineffective and an attempt to “cure” something — gender identity or sexual orientation — that is NOT a disorder. Wisconsin is one of 41 states that do not have laws banning conversion therapy. An ordinance is before the Milwaukee Common Council on March 27, 2018 to ban conversion therapy. Come learn more and leave with some action steps to help ensure the ordinance passes.
[Milwaukee background: The Milwaukee Common Council held a preliminary hearing on March 8, 2018 to introduce an ordinance prohibiting conversion therapy in the City of Milwaukee. Alderperson Johnson, staff of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, and private practice therapists shared testimony asserting the overwhelming evidence that conversion therapies pose substantial health risks to LGBTQ youth and adults. The Committee did approve the measure and it is headed to the full Council on March 27, 2018.]
Kim Skerven, Ph.D.
Tony Snell Rodriguez