Petition to Apple and Google to pull “gay cure” app reaches 26,00030th May 2013
An app that offers users to cure their gayness, is currently available to download from the Apple and Google Android stores.
AllOut.org have published a petition which calls for the iPhone maker Apple and Google’s Android store to pull the smart-phone app. The petition has already garnered over 26,000 signatures.
A statement from the AllOut website reads,
‘Gay ‘cures’? There shouldn’t be an app for that. But, there’s a new one called “Setting Captives Free,” available in both the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores, meant to teach you how to stop being gay.
It’s a 60-day course that tells gay people they are not “born this way” and offers to help them find “freedom from the bondage of homosexuality.”
These so-called treatments can cause terrible harm to lesbian, gay, bi, and trans people, or anyone forced to try to change who they are or who they love.
Apple and Google have policies against these kinds of apps but so far this one has escaped their notice. Sign now to tell them to drop this and all other gay ‘cure’ apps!’
Sign the petition now