NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In celebration of National Coming Out Day, lawmakers in New York City are proposing to ban curative therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teenagers.
Councilman Daniel Dromm is proposing the ban and calling on the American Psychological and American Psychiatric Associations to immediately declare the practice unethical.
Curative therapy, which is also known as reparative or conversion therapy, attempts to change, alter or correct a person’s sexual orientation.
“We are out here as proud LGBT people and our allies who we need in terms of moving forward the idea that gay is good,” Dromm said.
Last month, California became the first state to ban curative therapy for children under the age of 18.