PFLAG National Statement

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After independently assessing the available medical evidence, PFLAG National – the nation’s largest organization for parents, families, friends and allies of LGBT people – has issued the following statement regarding gay reparative therapy:

"LGBT youth and their families must have access to supportive, safe, and most important, accurate information, and medical doctors, psychiatrists, and therapists have a responsibility to convey such information. The doctrine espoused by so-called “ex-gay” organizations – that gay people can and should change their sexual orientation – is dangerous, and has been condemned by every mainstream professional medical and mental health association. What LGBT youth need is not to be told to change who they are but, rather, the love, support, and acceptance of their parents, families and friends.”