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e-2244 (Conversion therapy)

E-petition
Initiated by Sabrina Smith from Calgary, Alberta

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • Homosexuality and gender-nonconformity have been observed as naturally occurring since the 19th century by psychologists and sexologists;
  • Homosexuality was removed from the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 1974;
  • Ideology and beliefs should not stand in the way of empirical data which prove that sexuality and gender cannot be changed through “therapy”;
  • Individuals who are forcibly subjected to conversion therapy often face abuse and trauma from the “therapy” they are given;
  • Individuals who are forcibly subjected to conversion therapy often face lifelong sexual confusion which affect their personal relationships;
  • Mental illness and suicide is overrepresented among LGBTQ2 youth than heterosexual and cisgender youth, which is often made worse with conversion therapy; and
  • Banning conversion therapy for minors will protect LGBTQ2 youth from abuse and trauma.
We, the undersigned, residents and citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to ban conversion therapy for minors.
Open for signature
July 3, 2019, at 9:13 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
October 1, 2019, at 9:13 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Kent Hehr
Calgary Centre
Liberal Caucus
Alberta
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