Over 850 LGBT activists have signed on to protest a Christian conference that will address same-sex attraction and transgenderism this weekend in San Diego.  The Hope 2017 two-day conference, starting on Friday, is organized by Restored Hope Network, and promises “powerful biblical teaching, dozens of workshops, worship, and inspiring life
stories of those who have dealt with same-sex attraction or transgenderism and been transformed by the living God.” The

LGBT activists, who have set up a Facebook page titled “The Big O’Gay Anti-Conversion Therapy Protest,” argue that so called “gay conversion” therapy “is an abusive and deadly practice that targets LGBTQ youth.” Gina Roberts, a transgender and local Log Cabin Republican Club leader, questioned in a Times of San Diego article how such a conference could be held in California, where therapy for minors aimed at changing one’s sexual orientation is banned.  READ MORE