Defending is putting it a bit strongly, but we are not talking about adults making a choice in full posession of the facts. we are talking about children being coerced by their parents and religious groups.
Just to make it clear, conversion therapy does not do nothing. It is psychological torture that results in a higher likelyhood of mental illness and suicide attempts. I doubt that most libertarians believe that poisoning children or beating them so badly they end up in hospital is acceptable, so why is psychological torture different?
Anarcho-communism is a subset of libertarian socialism. I don't think that Anarcho-communism could work right now, so I look elsewhere for solutions. I don't believe that will be true for all time though.
They have contracts (have you read every eula for every site and bit of software you have run every time they are updated?) and civil courts, as well as legal teams that most people can only dream of having access to. They already have enough power to make peoples lives a misery.
Give it a few months, then see where you are. I never got to garbage scraps, but in 2004 I did end up eating pasta in sunflower oil, seasoned with salt and pepper (if I had any) every other day, with a day of not eating. If I was lucky I managed to get a loaf of bread that end of life and had been reduced. I ended up with anorexia (I can save more money if you only eat one in three days, let's try one in four...).
Yes, because it is a binary option, you must have one or the other.
I'd rather not have to pick between two dystopias, thank you.