North Carolina bans state funding for “conversion therapy” programs.

By |2019-08-03T08:30:33-08:00August 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Way to join the rest of the 21st century North Carolina. 

Courtesy of CNN:

North Carolina moved Friday to protect the state’s youth from “conversion therapy,” prohibiting state funding from being allocated toward the practice that claims sexual orientation can be changed, an idea that has been discredited by medical associations across the country.

In an executive order signed Friday, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper barred the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services from using state and federal funds for “conversion therapy” for North Carolinians under the age of 18.

“Conversion therapy has been shown to pose serious health risks, and we should be protecting all of our children, including those who identify as LGBTQ, instead of subjecting them to a dangerous practice,” Cooper tweeted shortly after signing the order.

Equality groups across the state applauded the move, which aligned North Carolina’s policies with the consensus among leading medical and mental health professional organizations.

It was not that long ago that being gay was still considered a mental illness, but we have made great strides since then in educating people.

However conversion therapy is only illegal in about 18 states so there is still so much more work to do. 

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5 Comments

  1. AK Lynne August 4, 2019 at 5:30 am

    Armistad Maupin has released his memoir, Logical Family, about growing up gay in the south with a (mostly) right wing family. I just finished reading it and recommend it highly.

  2. Anonymously August 4, 2019 at 7:09 am

    The cruelty is the point as Trump administration prepares to strip 500,000 kids of free school lunch

    The Trump administration isn’t backtracking on its plan to take free school lunches from 500,000 kids while also taking food stamps from their families, ensuring that they’ll be hungry at home without relief at school. The change to school lunches would come with the administration’s plan to tighten eligibility rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, with kids whose eligibility for free school lunches comes automatically with their family’s SNAP benefits losing out twice.

    https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1875673

    • Anonymous August 4, 2019 at 10:39 am

      And what has it cost the taxpayer for the orange shitgibbon to play golf these last two years?

  3. Anonymous August 4, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Praying the gay away never works especially for Republican lawmakers.

  4. Anonymous August 4, 2019 at 10:18 am

    “Boy Erased” on HBO last night based on a true story.
    If this what Marcus Bachmann was up to, as closeted as HE is, holy shit.

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