You are invited to Congressman Ted W. Lieu's press roundtable discussion for the re-introduction of the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, which would nationally classify conversion therapy as fraud if passed.
So-called "conversion therapy" seeks to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity. Practitioners of conversion therapy charge large sums of money for services that are completely ineffective and have caused serious side effects, such as depression, self-harm, and family rejection. According to a 2018 study from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, nearly 700,000 adults have gone through conversion therapy.
Therefore, the goal of this discussion is to highlight the importance of protecting the LGBTQ community from being defrauded by conversion therapists and to amplify the message that being LGBTQ cannot be and does not need to be cured. During this roundtable, you will hear directly from individuals impacted by this harmful and ineffective practice as well as professional experts in this issue area.
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Location: UCLA Law School, Room 1314
385 Charles E. Young Dr. East, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Parking: Lot 2 (Please see map for instructions)
Please RSVP to Lieu.Staff@mail.house.gov. If you have any questions, please contact Field Supervisor, Janet Turner, or Field Representative, Aurelia Friedman, at (323) 651-1040.