Minnesota lawmakers are considering HF 12, life-saving legislation that will protect LGBTQ young people in Minnesota from harmful conversion therapy.
This bill will soon receive a vote in the Minnesota House.
Let’s make conversion therapy a thing of the past!
Conversion therapy consists of practices which falsely claim to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
These practices are based on religious beliefs rather than medical facts—and they can be extremely harmful, especially for young people and their families.
HF 12 would protect young people in Minnesota by prohibiting licensed health care practitioners from conducting dangerous and discredited conversion therapy.
Conversion therapy has been rejected by every major medical and mental health group for decades because they pose devastating health risks for LGBTQ young people, including depression, decreased self-esteem, substance abuse, homelessness, and even suicidal behavior.