New Global Research on Conversion Therapy Online: Panel Discussion with Researchers

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New Global Research on Conversion Therapy Online: Panel Discussion with Researchers

March 23, 2022, San Francisco - Horizons Foundation, the world’s first LGBTQ community foundation, will host a panel with leading experts in the fight against hate and extremism discussing new global research on conversion therapy, the discredited practice of trying to change one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Produced by the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism, a grantee partner of Horizons Foundation’s Global Faith and Equality Fund, this research exposes how tech companies, many of which are based in the SF Bay Area, have failed to root out anti-LGBTQ conversion therapy disinformation and ban providers pushing the discredited practice, even though many claim to do so.

Entitled “Deplatforming LGBTQ Hate: Stopping Conversion Therapy Online,” the free, public event will take place virtually on March 30 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. PT. Registration is now open online.

The event will include a panel and Q&A in which the report’s authors will share the research results and new information on the impact of the research so far. The panel will be moderated by Francisco Buchting, Horizons’ vice president of grants, programs, and communications, and will feature the co-founders of the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism and co-authors of the research, Dr. Wendy Via and Dr. Heidi Beirich.

To view this significant and timely research beforehand, the two reports can be accessed online: The first report finds that the internet is filled with disinformation, and the second report profiles 25 conversion therapy providers around the world.

Horizons Foundation is proud to host the event as the first of the Horizons Forum, a series of panel discussions on topics of interest to the LGBTQ community. 

About Horizons Foundation 

Horizons Foundation ( envisions a world where all LGBTQ people live freely and fully. The world’s first community foundation of, by, and for LGBTQ people, Horizons invests in LGBTQ organizations, strengthens a culture of LGBTQ giving, and builds a permanent endowment to secure our community’s future for generations to come. Learn more at