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Source:  The Rapidian

Today on National Coming Out Day, the Center for Inquiry Michigan and the Grand Rapids Pride Center hosted a screening and panel discussion of the “The Sunday Sessions” to raise awareness about the harmful consequences of conversion therapy.

The documentary is an intimate portrait of one man’s struggle to reconcile his religious conviction and sexuality. The observational film chronicles the turbulent journey of a devout gay man as he attends conversion therapy in the hopes of changing his sexual orientation.

Conversion therapy is the controversial, non-scientifically based process which aims to convert an individual’s sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual.

Although it’s been discredited by all major American medical, psychiatric, psychological, and professional counseling organizations, conversion therapy is currently legal in all 50 states for consenting adults, and, as of July 2017, less than ten U.S. states have banned the therapy from being practiced on minors.

Read the story at The Rapidian.

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