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Asexual kicked out of home for sexual orientation. So they turned their parents into the police for having illegal firearms

The parents of an asexual person was convinced their child was gay and threatened to send them to conversion therapy, so they warned the police about their father’s illegal firearms. On the subreddit ‘Am I The A**hole’, where users decide if the original poster is, indeed, the one in the wrong, the asexual OP asks the world that exact question. But given the context of the situation – from their parents kicking them out to holding their belongings hostage – reddit agreed that they are in no way the ‘a**hole’...
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Mormons and LGBTQ Advocates Reach Deal to Ban Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ in Utah

Ogden Utah Mormon Temple / Photo by Michael Hart on Unsplash LGBTQ advocates and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have reached a deal to ban harmful gay conversion therapy for minors in the state of Utah. The deal was announced by Governor Gary Herbert on Twitter. Breaking news out of my office tonight as we have reached an agreement with multiple stakeholders on a rule that will ban conversion therapy on minors in the state of Utah. #utpol— Gov. Gary Herbert (@GovHerbert) November 27, 2019 The Salt Lake Tribune...
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Pope is ‘concerned’ over traumatising conversion therapy, evangelical lesbian claims

An evangelical lesbian met with the Pope this week at the Vatican, and she said he was “concerned” about the effects of traumatising conversion therapy. Jayne Ozanne is a British evangelical Anglican who started a foundation to work with “religious organisations around the world to eliminate discrimination based on sexuality or gender in order to embrace and celebrate the equality and diversity of all.” She presented Pope Francis with information from a study by the Ozanne Foundation showing that of the 458 respondents who had undergone efforts to change their...
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Teen’s Catholic HS Forced Her into Counseling for Being Gay, Threatened to Out Her to Parents

Bishop Amat Memorial High School / Google Bishop Amat Memorial High School, Los Angeles’ largest Catholic high school, forced then senior Magali Rodriguez into counseling for being gay and threatened to out her to her parents if she refused. Buzzfeed News reports: “She said she was forced into disciplinary meetings and counseling, barred from sitting next to her girlfriend at lunch, and kept under close eye by staff members. If she didn’t follow these rules — which didn’t apply to straight students in relationships — school officials threatened to out...
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New York bans LGBTI conversion therapy on minors

The US state of New York voted to approve a ban on LGBTI conversion therapy on Tuesday (15 January). Legislators from both the Democrat-led State Senate and Assembly passed the new ban. They also successfully added gender identity to the state’s anti-discrimination laws, entitled the Gender Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA). The conversion therapy ban passed with 54 votes to seven in the Senate and 123 to three in the Assembly. Similar laws are also in effect in 14 other US states. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign both bills into...
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