LGBT Activists Urge Prairie Village To Outlaw Conversion Therapy

The move has support from the council with some valid questions about enforcement and categorization of mental health services.

More importantly, the issue offers a setting for activists to voice their concerns . . .

Brian Shapley with the LGBTQ advocacy group Equality Kansas made a presentation Monday to the council.

“We are of the opinion that this [conversion therapy] is not therapy. Being lesbian, gay, transgender, queer or other sexual or gender minority is not an illness and is not in need of treatment,” Shapley said.

Shapley said he does not know of any licensed practitioners in Prairie Village that are currently providing conversion therapy.

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Prairie Village to consider ban on conversion therapy

by: Sydnie Holzfaster Posted: / Updated: PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. - The City of Prairie Village could soon ban the practice of conversion therapy for minors. The city council voted 10-2 Monday in favor of having city staff draft an ordinance for a ban on the practice of conversion therapy.