I sent in this brief to Parliament's Justice Committee studying the government bill to ban conversion therapy. Conversion therapy aims to change an individual’s sexual orientation to heterosexual, to repress or reduce non-heterosexual attraction or sexual behaviours, or to change an individual’s gender identity to match the sex they were assigned at birth
Thank you for considering this important topic of conversion therapy.
I write from three significant perspectives:
• father of a trans son
• an author whose book tour last year brought him to 35 cities in Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and the United States meeting and learning from many individuals, families, and activists.
• A person of faith who has been in church ministry and chaplaincy.