Conversion Therapy

WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

A California Congressman introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 to stop conversion therapy. WBFO's Eileen Buckley recently spoke with a local member of Buffalo's LGBTQ community who decries the method.    

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New York's mental health leaders are uniting to condemn psychological treatments designed to alter the sexual orientation of a minor.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The debate continues over a proposed ban on gay conversion therapy in Erie County. County legislator Patrick Burke is sponsoring a law to make the practice illegal. Members of the LGBTQ community testified against the practice at a legislature committee meeting Thursday, calling it "barbaric."

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An Erie County lawmaker wants to put an end to conversion therapy on youths. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Legislator Patrick Burke has introduced a local law that would ban the practice.   

Mental health professionals would be banned from practicing conversion therapy with patients under the age of 18 for the purpose of changing their sexual orientation under a measure passed by the State Assembly.

Cuomo bans conversion therapy in New York

Feb 7, 2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday announced a series of comprehensive regulations to prevent the practice of so-called lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender “conversion therapy,” which has been deemed harmful to patients by a wide variety of leading medical and mental health professionals.

Photo from WNY Against Conversion Therapy Facebook page

Two state lawmakers from Buffalo are calling to ban a controversial practice known as Conversion Therapy.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked with the coordinator of the newly formed organization fighting against a method they say is anti-gay.