Homosexuality & Kids: Is Gay Conversion Therapy Child Abuse?

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Homosexuality & Kids: Is Gay Conversion Therapy Child Abuse?
An expert explains why a New Jersey ban on gay conversion therapy is the best thing for gay kids.

New Jersey Governer Chris Christie recently signed a ban on gay conversion therapy, explaining the connections of it to drug abuse, depression and even suicide. YourTango Expert and Coming Out Coach Rick Clemons joined a panel on HuffPost Live on August 23 to talk about just how harmful it can be.

 

Check out the video above to watch Clemons explain the power of acceptance and support for homosexual individuals. 

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Rick Clemons, The Gay Man's Life Coach & The Coming Out Coach

Rick is a straight-forward, compassionate, insightful, challenging, mentor, guide, and Certified Professional Coach who's been featured on The Ricki Lake Show, and is a highly sought after radio show personality, blogger, author, and faculty member of Sex Coach U. His loving, challenging, gentle, and inspiring approach ignites a fire in clients, helping them get through the darkest moments of life and come out the other side, kicking butt, and being authentically themselves.

Rick thrives, working with individuals, and those in their inner circle, as they embark on the journey out of the closet and beyond. He specializes in helping people build confidence, live their passion while loving their work, and live authentically. Authenticity isn't just a word he throws around lightly. It's the backbone of his practice and the manner in which he personnally strives to live each and every day of his own life.

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