“Pray Away” Film Screening & Discussion
Maybe you’ve heard of “conversion therapy” (also known as SOGICE: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts), or maybe you or someone you love has experienced it. Join us in watching the documentary “Pray Away” (2021) and discussing lived experiences of this harmful practice. We’ll hear how survivors have coped and healed from this, learning to love and accept themselves exactly as they are. Learn more facts about “conversion therapy” here.
“Sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts (SOGICE)—sometimes called “conversion” or “reparative” therapy—refer to practices that attempt to repress and alter a person’s sexual orientation from lesbian, gay, or bisexual to heterosexual or gender identity from transgender to cisgender. Major professional organizations oppose SOGICE (e.g., the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association).With substantial evidence of serious harms associated with exposure to SOGICE, particularly for minors, states (and multiple cities and counties) have passed bipartisan laws or regulations prohibiting SOGICE.”
If you or someone you love has or is currently experiencing some type of “conversion therapy”, here are some resources: