The Humanist Community in Silicon Valley is having a screening of The Sunday Sessions and help drive awareness about the harms of conversion therapy.
Conversion therapy is currently legal in all 50 states for consenting adults. As of July of 2017, less than 10 states have banned the therapy for minors. Although several additional states and municipalities are considering bans, more needs to be done!
The film is being shown nationwide on National Coming Out Day (https://www.hrc.org/resources/the-history-of-coming-out) to support the LGBTQ community, spark conversation, and generate the public attention this issue needs.
About the Documentary
The Sunday Sessions (https://www.thesundaysessionsmovie.com) is a 94 minute documentary which chronicles the turbulent journey of a religious gay man as he attends conversion therapy in hopes of changing his sexual orientation. This is the first time a film crew has been allowed ongoing and unencumbered access to shoot these secretive and disreputable therapy sessions. The resulting film is a psychological drama that sheds a light on the dangers—both emotional and mental—of this therapy.
The film was reviewed HERE (https://thehumanist.com/arts_entertainment/film/film-review-sunday-sessions) by James Croft, the outreach director of the Ethical Society of St. Louis, and a proud gay humanist.
This is a free event, although, donations will be gratefully accepted and forwarded to the producer of the film.
This event is hosted by The The Humanist Community in Silicon Valley. This is not an official Atheist Community of San Jose event.