Conversion therapy, transgender youth, lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender persons, heterosexualoity
Convertion therapy, which can also be expressed as convertion therapy tries to convert lesbians, gay, bisexual as well as transgender persons from same gender sex to heterosexuality by means of prayer as well as other efforts. The basis of reparative therapy is that the gender identity or sexual orientation of a person is a choice. According to human rights and major psychological organizations, government entity's as well as individuals, it is clear that transgender conversation therapy for the youth is unhealthy and should be banned completely. Leelah Alcorn is considered a feminist who set the ball rolling for banning transgender reparative therapy. This paper looks at Leelah's story, how seriously it has been taken in terms of the viewpoints of organizations, individuals as well as the governments especially in North America.
[...] Towleroad Fowler, G. (2015). California Bill Bans Gay-Conversion Therapy. Wall Street Journal Mitch, K. (2015). Petition for 'Leelah's Law' Banning Conversion Therapy Heads to White House. Retrieved from advocate.com: http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2015/01/30/petition- leelahs-law-banning-conversion-therapy-heads-white-house Transgender Human Rights Institute. (2015). Enact Leelah's Law to Ban Transgender Conversion Therapy. Retrieved from change.org: https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-enact-leelah-s- law-to-ban-transgender-conversion-therapy U.S. Department of State. [...]
[...] death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year. I want someone to look at that number and say “that's fucked and fix it. Fix society. Please. “(Transgender Human Rights Institute, 2015). As a result of the actions of Leelah, petitioners called for the United States President as well as the Senate house Leadership to search for a way to ban the transgender conversation therapy practice. In addition, the petitioners requested that such a bell be called Leelah's Alcorn Law as a way of honoring Leelah's memory (Mitch, 2015). [...]
[...] That is the reason as to why there is need for a legislation to bring such practices to an end. Within the nation, transgender youth have the highest rate of suicide, change organization feels that therapist's should not be given the chance anymore to increase suicide rates by use of therapy methodologies which have been confirmed in hurting transgender youth (Transgender Human Rights Institute, 2015). Support to Ban Reparative Therapy The claim is to protect the gay, lesbian, transgender as well as bisexual individuals from unhealthy as well as discredited practice of reparative therapy, which leads to depression as well as suicide mostly to its patients. [...]
[...] Different organizations have expressed how they view conversation therapy for transgender youth as harmful and unethical. Government officials have even expressed their willingness to ban the exercise which they say is exposing the youth in problematic areas leading to attempted suicides. Leelah as feminist took feminism to a higher level showing how far women are willing to go to fight for their rights. The question is how much far are the givers of rights waiting for women to go so as to let them enjoy their rights. [...]
[...] ended up getting more and more depressed," he added (Fowler, 2015). Feminism and Leelah's Story Since the dawn of the American nation, women have been there whom fought for equal rights. Despite the fact that women were unable to vote till the 1920s, pioneers such as Abigail Adams drew attention of the rights of women as early as 18th century (U.S. Department of State, 2015). Lately, Woman have been in the front line to protect their rights in different aspects. Feminism is a matter gender of equality. [...]
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