Legislator addresses conversion therapy on ‘Top Docs Radio’
The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs Radio’ show addresses conversion therapy – and it features Georgia Rep. Matthew Wilson (D-Brookhaven), who is just the second openly gay man to be elected to the state legislature.
Rep. Wilson discusses…
– Conversion therapy
– Georgia H.B. 580, which would ban conversion therapy
– How conversion therapy and suicide are connected
– How physicians have responded to H.B. 580
– How other states have approached conversion therapy
– H.B. 580’s prospects in the 2020 legislative session
Rep. Wilson represents the state’s 80th District, which includes parts of Brookhaven, Sandy Springs and Chamblee. He serves on the House Judiciary, Education, and Agriculture and Consumer Affairs committees. It is also worth noting that Rep. Wilson is a practicing trial lawyer who has his own personal injury practice in Brookhaven.
Between downloads and live listeners, the ‘Top Docs Radio’ show – which won an American Association of Medical Society Executives Profiles of Excellence Award in 2019 – has now reached more than 620,000 listeners and viewers, which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries.
The ‘Top Docs Radio’ show is supported with a grant from Alliant Health Solutions in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO.
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Georgia H.B. 580
Converse website (coalition of mental health professionals, LGBTQ support groups)