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FTC to Ban Conversion Therapy

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

Please see our response in support of the Letter to FTC concerning the deceptive, unnecessary, ineffective, and dangerous practice known as ‘conversion therapy.

March 3, 2016

Chairwoman Edith Ramirez,

Commissioner Julie Brill

Commissioner Terrell McSweeny

Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen

Commissioner Joshua Wright

Federal Trade Commission

600 Pennsylvania Avenue,

NW Washington, DC 20580

Dear Chairwoman Ramirez, Commissioner Brill, Commissioner McSweeny, Commissioner Ohlhausen, and

Commissioner Wright:

We write in support of the enclosed letter from Members of Congress. Although our organizations are diverse with respect to mission, focus and approach, we all share a similar commitment to improving the lives of LGBT individuals and support the request by Members of Congress to the FTC seeking a rule to ban the practice of ‘conversion therapy.’


Human Rights Campaign

National Center for Lesbian RightsEquality California

Southern Poverty Law Center


National Center for Transgender Equality



LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute

The Trevor Project

The Tyler Clementi Foundation

Adolescent Counseling Services Family & Child Services of Silicon Valley

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