Ex-Gay conversion therapy video shown to 7th graders in Maryland School district.
A Prince George’s Maryland school district has dropped a pro ex-gay conversion therapy video after they were taken to task about it.
Starting last fall, some seventh grade health classes in the Prince George’s County Public Schools system were shown an anti-bullying video that promoted gay-to-straight therapy as an option for LGBTQ youth. When City Desk started asking question about the video this week, the school system pulled it from classrooms. Despite the best efforts of a prominent therapist in the homophobic ex-gay movement who is also a member of the school system’s Health Council, students learning about bullying will no longer learn about the widely discredited form of counseling.
Lets say it all together one more time: There is no such thing as ex-gay. Conversion therapy is a LIE perpetuated by the religious organisations to promote discrimination, bigotry and HATE.
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via Ex-Gay Video Shown in Prince George’s County Public Schools – City Desk.