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Watch White House Staffers Speak Out In Support Of A Ban On Conversion Therapy

"Transgender people know who they are. We don't need to be told and coached how to be someone else," says Jay Davis in a video released by the White House today.

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The petition was created in honor of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, who committed suicide after religious therapists tried to convert her.

Today the White House released a video featuring staffers —most of whom are LGBT themselves — voicing their support of a ban on conversion therapy.

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"As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, the Obama adminstarion supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors," the video description reads.

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