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Minnesota high school students protest conversion therapy billboard

Minnesota high school students protest conversion therapy billboard
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Students protest a gay conversion therapy billboard in Minnesota.
Students protest a gay conversion therapy billboard in Minnesota. KARE

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A group of high school students stood on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol Saturday in protest of a billboard in nearby Elk River promoting gay-to-straight conversion therapy.

“We noticed the sign a few weeks ago and we knew instantaneously that it needed to be taken down. It’s not OK,” said 17-year-old Emily Motin, who helped coordinate the protest.

The billboard — which states: “Do gay feelings mean you’re “born gay?” People around the world say no!” — advertises therapy by David Pickup, who practices in California and Texas.

The students say LGBT kids need love, not a cure.

KARE-TV reports:

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