Tell Your Legislator to Ban Conversion Therapy

Conversion therapy is a horrific and discredited practice that targets LGBTQ+ youth and attempts to change their sexuality and gender identities. No credible scientific study has found any evidence that conversion therapy works, and a recent survey done by the Trevor Project showed that youth who were forced to undergo conversion therapy attempted suicide at twice the rate of those who did not. 

The NASW, along with every mainstream medical and mental health organization, has denounced conversion therapy for decades, and yet it is still practiced to this day. 

At NASW Wisconsin, we are committed to ending this dangerous practice and saving the lives of LGBTQ+ youth within our state, but we need your help. Please contact your State Senator and State Representative by email and phone and ask them to sign as a cosponsor to LRB 2237/1 and LRB 0004/1. This bill would prohibit mental health care providers from engaging in conversion therapy for minors. 

Thank you for your help addressing this important issue!