Pray Away focuses on the narratives surrounding anti-LGBTQ+ conversion “therapy.” The film profiles former leaders of the “pray the gay away” movement who must contend with the aftermath of their actions, and a survivor who finds healing and acceptance after over a decade of trauma.
Conversion “therapy” practices attempt to change the sexual orientation or gender identities of LGBTQ+ individuals. As of the time of this writing, there are no state laws prohibiting this harmful practice in Pennsylvania.
While there is a global movement underway to ban this appalling practice, laws alone won’t be enough to stop the harm. The vast majority of conversion efforts take place within organizations and ministries protected by the First Amendment, which means ending conversion therapy for good will require continued education and strategies to encourage cultural progress.
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At Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, we are committed to building a supportive and enriching community abundant in opportunities for LGBTQIA+ individuals and those with a stake in creating a more inclusive Lancaster County. For more information, visit lgbtlancaster.org