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“Ex-Gay” Group Sends Flier Home with MD High School Students

Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

Some parents in Montgomery County, Maryland, aren’t pleased after their children came home from school with a flier from the group “Parents And Friends Of Ex-Gays and Gays” that essentially says people can choose whether they are LGBT.

The flier, made available via Fox 5, says “Every year thousands of people with unwanted same-sex attractions make the personal decision to leave a gay identity through non-judgmental environments or their own initiative.”

Read the full flier.

According to Fox 5, the ex-gay advocacy group is taking advantage of a technicality in the school district’s policy that says groups who are able to prove their status as non-profit, community organizations can send fliers home with students four times a year.

Leading medical organizations including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association and the American School Counselor Association all have spoken out against the dangerous practices associated with attempting to “treat” homosexuality. Learn more about the dangers of reparative therapy.

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