About Us

Ban Conversion Therapy Kentucky is a nonpartisan grassroots movement 

Ban Conversion Therapy Kentucky is a nonpartisan grassroots movement founded in 2017 with the goal of protecting vulnerable minors from harmful attempts to “change” their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression through public education and advocacy, political activity, community building and reciprocal alliances with others across the commonwealth.

Conversion therapists falsely claim to be able to change LGBTQ youth into straight and cisgender youth. Prominent professional health associations—including the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, among numerous others—oppose the use of conversion therapy on youth, calling the practice harmful and ineffective.
 
All major American and Kentucky psychological and mental health associations agree with conversion therapy is harmful on youth and often leads to suicidal ideation.
 
Conversion “therapy” is torture. Not only is it ineffective and dangerous for those who endure it, but it also fuels a narrative that LGBTQ people can and should change who they are. We need legislation in Kentucky to ensure not one more LGBTQ youth experiences the life long pain it causes.
 
Together we must make Kentucky a safer place for LGBTQ youth!

OUR VISION

One day, all children in Kentucky will be protected from the harms of conversion therapy.

MISSION STATEMENT

To protect Kentucky’s youth from abusive practices known as “conversion therapy” through non-partisan grassroots advocacy, political action, and community building with others across the commonwealth.

OUR VALUES

Conversion Therapy is Abuse

We believe that conversion therapy is absuse. Not only is it ineffective and dangerous for those who endure it, but it also fuels a narrative that LGBTQ people can and should change who they are.

Safer Community

We believe that banning conversion therapy is an important step to make Kentucky safer for LGBTQ youth.

Grassroots Movement

We believe in non-violent, grassroots organizing that empowers individuals and build a movement that creates lasting changes. 

Together we can make Kentucky a safer place for LGBTQ youth!