Conversion Therapy Documentary "The Sunday Sessions" Premieres o - Erie News Now | WICU & WSEE in Erie, PA

Conversion Therapy Documentary "The Sunday Sessions" Premieres on National Coming Out Day

Posted:
Oct.11th, National Coming Out Day THE SUNDAY SESSIONS makes a special one-day premiere in over 15 cities across the U.S. to raise awareness about the harms of conversion therapy

BALTIMORE, Md. - October 5, 2017 - (Newswire.com)

The upcoming feature-length documentary film, THE SUNDAY SESSIONS, will have a special one-day premiere in 15 cities on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 in recognition of National Coming Out Day.

THE SUNDAY SESSIONS is an intimate portrait of one man's struggle to reconcile his religious conviction and sexuality. The observational documentary chronicles the turbulent journey of a devout gay man as he attends conversion therapy in hopes of changing his sexual orientation.

Director Richard Yeagley explains, "This multi-city, single day event is part of a larger national campaign to generate awareness, foster dialogue, and encourage action within each community." Screenings will be hosted by select organizations, including individual chapters of PFLAG, the American Humanist Association, and the Metropolitan Community Church. For a complete rundown of screenings, please visit www.thesundaysessionsmovie.com/screenings.

Controversy over Conversion Therapy

Conversion therapy is the controversial, non-scientifically based process which aims to convert an individual's sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual. Although it has been discredited by all major American medical, psychiatric, psychological and professional counseling organizations, it is currently legal in all 50 states for consenting adults; and as of July of 2017, less than 10 U.S. states have banned the therapy from being practiced on minors.

There has been a recent groundswell of support to reconsider the legality of this "therapy." Many state and local legislatures, as well as the federal government, are considering legislation to ban the therapy from being applied to minors. Additionally, in the past few years, several LGBTQ advocacy groups have filed consumer fraud claims against therapists that offer conversion therapy services.

About the Film

THE SUNDAY SESSIONS is an unflinching look at the underbelly of the controversial practice of conversion therapy. This is the first time a film crew was allowed ongoing and unencumbered access to shoot these secretive and controversial therapy sessions. The resulting film is a psychological drama that offers the audience a detailed glimpse into the surreptitious world of private sessions, weekend camps, and family therapy sessions.

The Humanist Magazine proclaims THE SUNDAY SESSIONS "succeeds in offering the viewer an intensely harrowing inside look at one of the cruelest forms of homophobia."

# # #

For more information about THE SUNDAY SESSIONS, including the film trailer and downloadable press kit, please visit www.thesundaysessionsmovie.com.

Media Contact: Jessica Yen| Producer of Marketing | jess@dickiebruce.com




Press Release Service by Newswire.com

Original Source: Conversion Therapy Documentary "The Sunday Sessions" Premieres on National Coming Out Day

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. Frankly and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you are affiliated with this page and have questions or removal requests please contact pressreleases@franklyinc.com

Powered by Frankly
3514 State St. Erie, PA 16508
Newsroom: (814) 454-8812
Business offices: (814) 454-5201
WICU FCC Filing
WSEE FCC Filing
Share:
Share Stories
Submit your stories to our site!
Share Photos
Share your photos in our community galleries
RSS Feeds
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WICU. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
                   WICU/WSEE - 3514 State Street Erie, PA 16508 - (814) 454-5201 - info@wicu12.com