Obama To Call for End Of Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapies For Youth

A 17-year-old transgender youth, Leelah Alcorn, stunned her friends and the Internet in December when she threw herself in front of a tractor-trailer after writing in an online suicide note that religious therapists had tried to convert her back to being a boy.

In response, The President is calling for an end to such therapies aimed at “repairing” gay, lesbian and transgender youth, according to the New York Times.

His decision on the issue is the latest example of his continuing embrace of gay rights.

(Updated article)