After independently assessing the available medical evidence, GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has issued the following statement regarding gay reparative therapy:
"Any attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation is not only going to result in failure, it can cause severe and long-lasting emotional trauma, or even worse.
"Young people who are rejected by their parents due to their sexual orientation are more than 8 times more likely than their peers to have attempted suicide." (Family Acceptance Project, 2008)
For more, visit glaad.org.