Florida’s ‘don’t say gay’: Five things to know as controversial bill becomes law

The law comes as several cities in Florida, through the years, have moved to ban anti-gay conversion therapy. When LGBTQ+ kids come out to an adult who may not understand or support their LGBTQ+ identity, they’re at risk of being subjected to questions about their sexuality, brushed off as ‘just confused’, or in certain cases, subjected to conversion therapy, the practice of mental health counseling aimed at “curing” teenagers with unwanted feelings of homosexuality or questions about their gender identity.