Sims to host Wednesday news conference to address prohibiting conversion therapy on minors

HARRISBURG, Oct. 21 – State Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., announced that he will host a news conference on banning conversion therapy on minors at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the lieutenant governor’s balcony of the state Capitol.


Sims will be joined by state legislators, mental health and LGBTQ advocates, including a representative from The Trevor Project, to discuss legislation that would address harms associated with conversion therapy by prohibiting mental health professionals from performing conversion therapy on an individual younger than 18.


The list of speakers includes:


  • Rep. Brian Sims.

  • Daniel Walinsky, associate professor of instruction, Counseling Psychology Program, Temple University.

  • Todd Snovel, executive director, Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs.

  • Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta.

  • Sen. Katie Muth.

  • Troy Stevenson, campaign manager, 50 Bills 50 States, The Trevor Project.


Media coverage is invited.