Grace Poore, OutRight's regional program coordinator for Asia and the Pacific Islands, writes an op-ed for Asia Times about how to tackle ‘conversion therapy’ in Asia and the efforts to 'cure' LGBTIQ people are based on bogus science, never work, and cause lasting harm.
So-called conversion therapy is a subject that has appeared frequently in public discourse and international headlines in recent months. As several states and countries across the world consider bans, awareness about these practices – which are based on bogus science, never work and cause lasting harm – has grown. But little has been known about conversion therapy outside North America, parts of Europe and Australia, and few conclusions could be drawn about its prevalence, or the drivers behind it. This makes tackling it effectively tricky.
Published on September 12, 2019 | OutRight Action International an LGBT human rights organization