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Vancouver becomes first Canadian city to ban anti-LGBT conversion therapy | GEORGIA STRAIGHT

Vancouver author Peter Gajdics detailed his experiences of conversion therapy in Vancouver in his memoir The Inheritance of Shame.

Vancouver has become the first Canadian city to ban the controversial, discredited, and anti-queer practice of conversion therapy.

Today (June 6), city council voted unanimously for a prohibition bylaw that will prevent businesses from offering conversion therapy, or the pseudoscientific attempt to change the sexual orientation of a person from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual. (Conversion therapy is also known as reparation therapy or the ex-gay movement.)

Conversion “therapy” is not therapy.

“Local author Peter Gadjics talked about his experience of six years in conversion therapy in Vancouver in the 1990s which he detailed in his 2017 memoir, The Inheritance of Shame.” – Vancouver becomes first Canadian city to ban anti-LGBT conversion therapy