Equality Florida, Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez (D-Miami), and Rep. Michael Grieco (D-North Bay Village) will host a press conference on Tuesday, November 5, at 12:00 p.m. at Florida Capitol Building, Fourth Floor Rotunda, Senate side, to discuss legislation to enact statewide protections against so-called “conversion therapy” on minors (SB 180/HB 41).
The legislation would prohibit licensed practitioners from practicing conversion therapy on minors. The practice has been debunked by every mainstream medical and mental health association and has already been prohibited in 18 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Protections Against Conversion Therapy (SB 180/ HB 41) Press Conference
Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 12:00 p.m. ET
Fourth Floor Rotunda, Senate Chambers side, The Capitol
400 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
State Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez (D-Miami Dade), Sponsor of SB 180
State Rep. Michael Grieco (D-Miami Dade), Sponsor of HB 41
Jon Harris Maurer, Public Policy Director, Equality Florida
Stephanie Preston-Hughes, Mental Health Counselor
Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.