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First year Western University students Sarah Pignatelli and Mason Shearer wait for a COVID-19 test in London, Ont., on Sept. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

Young adults, unfairly blamed for COVID-19 spread, now face stress and uncertain futures

Media depictions of youth during the pandemic are distorting the actual experiences, practices and attitudes of young adults during COVID-19, as well as the pandemic’s impact on them.
The social pressures to be ‘straight’ and ‘cis’ can be overwhelming for LGBTQ+ people, especially youth. Adding conversion therapy to the criminal code of Canada is a good first step to supporting them. (Jeremy Mcknight/Unsplash)

How I ended up in conversion therapy and why Canada’s proposed ban is only a first step for LGBTQ+ youth

The Trudeau government took the first step to federally ban conversion therapy — a practice intended to change sexual orientation.

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