CARSON CITY, NV - On May 17, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed SB201 into law, putting an end to the practice of “conversion therapy” in the state of Nevada for LGBTQ youth. The bill signing was the result of targeted grassroots advocacy efforts by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Gender Justice Nevada, Kaempfer Crowell, and the Human Rights Campaign.
NCLR has been standing up on behalf of survivors of conversion therapy for the past 20 years, and in 2014, launched its Born Perfect campaign — marking a commitment to a state-by-state advocacy campaign to end this practice in each state across the country.
“Today, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and elected officials have prioritized the safety, health, and well-being of LGBTQ Nevadans by putting an end to the discredited practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy,’” NCLR Youth Policy Counsel and Born Perfect Campaign Director Carolyn Reyes said.