“People who are told repeatedly that they are innately defective are being abused and traumatized. The cost of conversion therapy to gay men and lesbians may be nothing less than emotional devastation. They may spend years recovering from the trauma inflicted upon them.”
-Laura Booker, LCSW
The context is a lawsuit against a Jewish agency that claims to cure gayness, but I think the quote is applicable widely, to all sorts of marginalized people. For example, I don’t think it’s possible to understand the scope of the harm anti-fat ideology does to fat people without considering the issues brought up by this quote.