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pride month info for cis-het people / conversion therapy 

To help put things in perspective, imagine you are a teen in a liberal city suburb. One night a paramilitary group comes into your home and kidnaps you while your parents are standing by saying "it's for your own good". You are flown across the country to a conversion therapy concentration camp in a state where it is allowed.

This has happened to at least two people I personally know in the past 10 years.

pride month info for cis-het people / conversion therapy 

More often teens run away from home before things get that far. Which is part of the reason you have situations where trans teens end up being hidden at other trans people's houses. Then the adults are labeled "groomers" for providing the space and making sure the teens get adequate medical care.

pride month info for cis-het people / conversion therapy 

or, queer kids end up homeless. Then, they are abused by the cops and the liberal property owners in the city for being "unwanted".

But hey, there's a rainbow window painting at Target.

pride month info for cis-het people / conversion therapy 

@polymerwitch HOLY FUCKING SHIT.

pride month info for cis-het people / conversion therapy 

@polymerwitch That's fucking barbaric.

pride month info for cis-het people / conversion therapy 

@polymerwitch Hits me in the GUT this post. Thanks for shining the light.

I attest this all is true. True. True. And then after you scrape your way out of homelessness, your workplace asks YOU to educate us all on being queer. UGH. No thanks.

pride month info for cis-het people / conversion therapy 

@polymerwitch I’m sad and angry and not shocked. Thank you for posting this. When I came out in the 80s, it seemed everyone in my community was dying and no one outside our community cared. Now I have kids of my own, all LGBTQ, and I make sure they know I will never make them go anywhere they feel unsafe. This includes school.

pride month info for cis-het people / conversion therapy 

@polymerwitch that that shit is legal (selling your child to the illuminati and having it kidnapped)
Is even legal is just astonishing

pride month info for cis-het people / conversion therapy 

@konni it's not the "illuminati". It's homophobic and transphobic Christian-nationalists doing this (with the help of TERFs).

pride month info for cis-het people / conversion therapy 

@polymerwitch yea unbelievable fucking shit
What some parents will do to their own children is absolutely sick
I read some thread abt transphobia on here a while ago that was so horrifying i seem to have suppressed the memory its gone i cant find it

But i mean the damage these lunatics can do to children is amplified greatly by weak ass childrens rights
Like wdym it's legal to kidnap, imprison and basically torture a child just because the parents say yes??
Usa what the fuck

(In my opinion these camps are a violation of human rights)

There is apparently also regular bootcamps etc where they send all kinds of "challenged" or "deviant" kids to

It's fucking horrifying i swear americas laws were written by an ancient evil whispering dark thoughts into the minds of the deranged men that founded it

I mean ok in some contries its fine to behead your gay children so idfk maybe the world is just different levels of hellish

re: pride month info for cis-het people / conversion therapy 

@polymerwitch This seems like something that would happen in Nazi Germany or something, not the modern world.

How are people not totally up in arms about this?

re: pride month info for cis-het people / conversion therapy 

@ae Youth often aren't considered to have rights. If parents agree to it, then it's considered OK. Some have been fighting against it. 20 US states have banned conversion therapy. However, it's not hard to drive or fly over US state lines.

@polymerwitch this has been an ongoing nightmare since I was a child:( I wish I knew how to protect everyone from this insidious disrespect. TY for sharing this and helping educate about the realities.

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