Born Perfect – NCLR’s campaign to end conversion therapy – hit the ground running on New Year’s Day, and 2023 looks to be a year of record progress against this fraudulent practice, which has inflicted devastating harm on millions of LGBTQ youth and their families.
At least four states have an opportunity to protect youth from this dangerous and discredited practice. NCLR’s Born Perfect campaign testified in favor of Minnesota’s new bill in January, and we are actively partnering with state and local groups to support legislation in Arizona, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
In Indiana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Utah, and Wisconsin, we are fighting efforts by our opponents as they try to do the unthinkable and pass laws expressly endorsing and permitting therapists to engage in this unethical practice, which has been strongly condemned by every leading medical and mental health organization in the country.
Despite these challenges – and with bipartisan support – thirteen U.S. municipalities passed local measures against conversion therapy in 2022.