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Now that Canada has banned conversion therapy, we’re safe, right?

No more zealots claiming to “help.”

Sorry.

Thanks to Covid-19 and its many restrictions, online therapy has become an accepted forum. A helpful tool for many, but who are you talking to you?

A psychologist, psychiatrist? Someone with any kind of degree in counselling, or are sitting across from your laptop talking to a so-called life coach?

With no blanket ban on conversion therapy in the United States, American life coaches like Rich Wyler, are offering conversion therapy to Canadians.

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Virtual conversion therapy is a potential grey area and a problem for the two-month-old Canadian law.

“It is challenging to hold someone liable for these kinds of criminal offences when they’re operating from outside the country using online mechanisms.” (Wayne Mackay, professor emeritus, Schulich School of Law)

As with all things online—

investopedia.com

Aimer at Amazon

4 thoughts on “Safe

  1. Conversion therapy is vile. Even with all the historical examples of majorities trying to take away the culture, the language, the land of minorities, the lesson’s not been learned. Being gay is part of our ability to love, and that needs no apology.

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  2. I am so sick and tired of the pointless hate. There are new anti-LGBTQ bills popping up in the US everyday, and it is exhausting. The nice thing for you living in Canada is that you can boycott us. I can’t. Sorry our hateful nonsense is coming for your country over and over again. I’m so embarrassed to be American. I never thought I could feel this way, but here we are.

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    1. It’s not just the U S., ultra-right nonsense is preaching hate all over the world, trying to undo the progress we’ve made. Anti-everyone: Jews, Muslims, LGBTQ people, women…I’m ashamed of the human race 😦

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