Gay conversion therapy is more than just a "South Park" episode. But reparative therapy is still a frightening reality for thousands of LGBTQ people , who often enter "ex-gay" programs at the insistence of pastors, counselors and loved ones. According to a recent survey by the Williams Institute at UCLA , which studies sexual orientation and gender identity law, nearly , LGBTQ adults in the United States have gone through conversion therapy which is legal in 41 states. Another 57, teens are expected to receive treatment from religious or spiritual advisers before they turn
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Skip to this video now. Play Video. Gay teen describes experience in so-called gay conversion camp. Lucas Greenfield, 17, tells Brian Ross about his experience in so-called gay conversion camp.
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Since Gov. Mike Pence was chosen as Donald J. It has been discredited by the medical establishment and denounced by gay and transgender groups.
However, because the practice has come under increasing scrutiny, providers frequently change their terminology to avoid detection. Some of those terms can seem relatively harmless at first glance. Here are a few examples.