DignityUSA Releases Anti-Conversion Therapy Booklet
Unlike legitimate professional therapy, conversion therapy is not evidence-based, and most formal conversion therapy programs in the U.S. have shut down in recent years. Scientific evidence has found conversion therapy to be both ineffective and psychologically harmful. Conversion therapy inhibits coping, social support, and identity exploration, encourages isolation and distrust of family and friends, and can lead to shame and reduced self-esteem. DignityUSA has produced a booklet to support a truly Catholic approach to LGBTQ+ flourishing and to warn people of the dangers of pseudoscientific methods which purport to change attraction patterns. The booklet can be found below:
You are a Catholic.
You are also a person who identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Nonbinary, or Queer (LGBTQ+), or the family member or friend of an LGBTQ+ person. Your faith is enormously important to you—and so is the person who has come out to you. They may have told you they are LGBTQ+. Or maybe your own observations of this person have led you to conclude they probably identify in one of these ways.
Perhaps you’re acknowledging feelings within yourself that are raising questions about your own identity. Or, you’re secure in your sexual orientation or gender identity but struggle with how to integrate that aspect of yourself with your faith. We hope this booklet will help you resolve some of these questions.
Click below to read the booklet.
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A donation of $5 per booklet is encouraged to cover shipping and printing costs.