McGuire for Governor

McGuire Statement on National Coming Out Day

McGuire: I envision an Iowa where no one has to live in fear of expressing their true self. Today is the day to applaud and encourage all those who have chosen to come out of the shadows–yesterday, today and tomorrow.”

Des Moines, IA –Gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement on National Coming Out Day.

“Today as we celebrate National Coming Out Day, I stand with the LGBTQ+ community as an ally and pledge to do so as governor. I envision an Iowa where no one has to live in fear of expressing their true self. Today is the day to applaud and encourage all those who have chosen to come out of the shadows–yesterday, today and tomorrow.

“As governor, I will also fight to end conversion therapy, a heinous and despicable practice that has no place anywhere in society. It’s torture, not treatment. You cannot ‘pray the gay away’. Being LGBTQ+ is not a disease. We cannot, and we should not seek to ‘treat’ or ‘cure’ it. Iowa can be a leader in the LGBTQ+ community, once again, by joining nine other states that have banned this dangerous and misguided draconian practice.

“Today and every day we should celebrate Iowa’s LGBTQ+ community. As an ally, I will always fight for their freedom to love and marry whomever they choose.”

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