OutFront Minnesota Community Services

Grantee Year: 
2018
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota

OutFront Minnesota, the state’s largest LGBTQ liberation organization, will build a coalition of conversion therapy survivors including parents, healthcare providers, faith leaders and professional association experts to diminish this abusive practice in our state. According to the Williams Institute, one in three LGBT youth, in states with no restrictions, will experience conversion therapy this year. Every major medical association has condemned the practice as abusive, traumatic and ineffective. The United Nations has classified conversion therapy as torture. In Minnesota therapists are licensed to practice conversion therapy as medical treatment and are paid through insurance, including Medicaid and Medical Assistance programs. Through public awareness campaigns and grassroots advocacy, OutFront will work to ban conversion therapy and increase support for the liberation of LGBTQ people.