Obama to Call for End to ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth – NYTimes.com

Obama to Call for End to ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth – NYTimes.com:

“WASHINGTON — A 17-year-old transgender youth, Leelah Alcorn, stunned her friends and a vast Internet audience in December when she threw herself in front of a tractor-trailer after writing in an online suicide note that religious therapists had tried to convert her back to being a boy.

In response, President Obama is calling for an end to such therapies aimed at ‘repairing’ gay, lesbian and transgender youth. His decision on the issue is the latest example of his continuing embrace of gay rights.”

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