Ex-gay Therapy

The latest news about so-called reparative, conversion, and ex-gay therapy and the quest to outlaw it. Condemned by the American Psychiatric Association, ex-gay therapy is based on the belief that a person can be "cured" of their sexual attraction and that conversion from homosexuality to heterosexuality is possible. Proponents of the controversial treatment include the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality as well as Christian fundamentalist organizations. Various means of implementing this therapy include prayer groups, electroshock therapy, and training in gender behavior.

A stretch of Interstate 71 in Warren County, Ohio, now bears the name of the trans teen who took her life nearby.

November 21 2015 4:03 PM

A municipal official says gays can be 'cured' by religion.

November 13 2015 8:25 PM

While 'ex-gay' therapy gets the headlines, this attorney reminds us that conversion therapy is used to demoralize and abuse transgender youth too. 

November 02 2015 4:30 AM

We must end "ex-gay" operations in the U.S., so we can then focus on eliminating them overseas, writes Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out.

October 28 2015 3:23 PM

The National Center for Lesbian Rights and the Human Rights Campaign have drafted a model bill.

October 20 2015 9:30 AM

This new federal government report makes it clear that being LGBT is normal and trying to change a child's gender identity or sexual orientation puts them 'at risk of serious harm.'

October 15 2015 4:59 PM

Rep. Eric Schleien wants LGBT youth in New Hampshire to know they were 'born this way,' and no so-called therapist should try to change them. 

October 13 2015 2:30 PM

A U.K. news series documents the continued use of 'ex-gay' therapy in China, years after homosexuality was removed from a list of mental illnesses.

October 09 2015 7:56 PM

After two decades at the helm of the largest ex-gay organization, Chambers, in his new book, fails to atone for sins committed against LGBT people.

October 02 2015 6:31 PM