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Washington State Closer to Banning 'Conversion Therapy' on Kids

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 5
LGBTQ youth in Washington State may be one step closer to greater safety: The state's senate gave the green light to a bill that would outlaw the practice of so-called "conversion therapy" on minors.

Palm Beach County The First in Florida to Ban 'Conversion Therapy'

By Tucker Berardi | Dec 24
A 5-2 vote from Palm Beach County made history today by becoming the first county in Florida - as well as the largest county in the United States - to ban the practice of conversion therapy for minors.

Shedding Light On The Lies: 'Conversion Therapy' Survivor Exposes Threats to LGBT Youth

By Tucker Berardi | Oct 29
Many cities across the U.S. have banned licensed professionals from practicing the therapy on minors. Those bans do not affect unlicensed and religious practitioners, however - leaving too many children unprotected.

Oakland Park, Fla. Bans 'Conversion Therapy'

By John McDonald | Oct 28
Oakland Park joins Wilton Manors as the two Broward County municipalities banning the practice of conversion therapy.

Miami-Dade Commissioners Reject Ban on Gay 'Conversion Therapy'

By Brittany Ferrendi | Oct 15
Miami-Dade County will not be joining Delray Beach, Wellington and a number of other Florida jurisdictions banning the harmful practice of gay conversion therapy.

Oakland Park, Fla., Preparing 'Conversion Therapy' Ban

By John McDonald | Sep 24
In the midst of the storm of the century, the City of Oakland Park, Florida, moved ahead with plans to ban conversion therapy.

Another Florida City To Consider Conversion Therapy Ban

By Tucker Berardi | Aug 19
Oakland Park is poised to be the next South Florida city to ban the practice of conversion therapy on minors, with the City Commission agreeing to take up the discussion on whether or not to pursue the issue as an ordinance on September 6.

Disagreements on 'Conversion Therapy' Ban Open Important Discussion

By Tucker Berardi | Jul 30
In a forum-style debate in front of the Wellington Village, Florida, council, Pickup, joined by family therapist Julia Hamilton, presented arguments against a ban on conversion therapy opposite Rachel Needle, a state licensed psychologist.

Greenacres Moves to Join List of Florida Cities to Ban 'Conversion Therapy'

By Tucker Berardi | Jul 29
Conversion therapy is the use of unregulated and largely theoretical therapeutic tactics and methods in an attempt to 'correct' the sexual orientation or gender identity of an LGBT individual.

Florida Town of Wellington Bans 'Conversion Therapy'

By Tucker Berardi | Jul 2
Following an initial vote of 4-1 in favor of enacting a ban on conversion therapy for minors earlier this month, the Wellington Village Council met again Tuesday in order to set the ban into effect, this time with a 3-2 vote.

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