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.READ MORE: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held In The Bronx's Little Italy
Curative therapy, which is also known as reparative or conversion therapy, attempts to change, alter or correct a person’s sexual orientation.READ MORE: Small Business Owners Say Shopping Locally Is More Important Than Ever Amid COVID, Supply Chain Struggles
“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.MORE NEWS: Man Stabbed To Death In Bay Ridge, Suspect In Custody
Last month, California became the first state to ban curative therapy for children under the age of 18.