MEDIA ADVISORY: Congressman Lieu Announces Press Conference Introducing the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act

May 18, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – On Tuesday, May 19, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) will introduce the first federal ban on so-called “conversion therapy”. Conversion therapy, which seeks to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity, is a dangerous but often overlooked form of discrimination against LGBT Americans. Congressman Lieu has been working with Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and many other partners to stop conversion therapy on the state and national level.

Congressman Lieu will hold a press conference on Tuesday to announce the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act’s introduction. He will discuss the specifics of the bill alongside advocates, mental health experts, and survivors of conversion therapy. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jack D’Annibale and Caroline Paris-Behr in Congressman Lieu’s office.