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.
WATCH: Oregon Gov. Emotionally Signs Conversion Therapy Ban Into Law

WATCH: Oregon's Bi Gov. Emotionally Bans Conversion Therapy

Young people shouldn't be broken down because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, says the state's bisexual governor. And now they won't be — at least in Oregon.

WATCH: Conversion Therapy Rids Gays of 'Demonic Spirit,' Says Klingenschmitt

Conversion Therapy Rids Gays of 'Demonic Spirit,' Says Colo. Rep.

And judges who uphold bans on such therapy are cooperating with these demons, the antigay preacher claims.

Conversion Therapy Is ‘Fraud,’ Say Pelosi and Dems
May 19 2015 5:33 PM ET

Ban Conversion Therapy as 'Fraud' Nationwide, Say Dems

Two California Democrats have introduced a bill that would outlaw the use of so-called ex-gay or reparative therapy on LGBT people of all ages nationwide.

Oregon’s Bisexual Gov. Bans Conversion Therapy

Oregon’s Bisexual Gov. Bans Conversion Therapy

The country’s first out LGBT governor is also the first to sign a ban on conversion therapy since the White House came out against the practice last month.

Op-ed: We Must Protect Disabled LGBT Adults From Conversion Therapy

Op-ed: LGBT Adults Need Protection From Conversion Therapy

The government is helping to fund 'ex-gay' and 'ex-trans' programs for disabled LGBT adults, and it must stop.

Rep. Jackie Speier Demands FTC Investigate ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapists

Congresswoman: Being LGBT "Not a Disease To Be Cured"

The congresswoman calls on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate mental health providers' claims that they can change sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Oregon to Ban 'Ex-Gay' Therapy for Minors

Oregon to Ban 'Ex-Gay' Therapy for Minors

The Oregon Senate today followed the House in passing a bill banning the practice, which Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign into law.

Mixed Messages: Supreme Court Denies Review of 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban, Trans Inmate's Surgery

Mixed Messages: SCOTUS Denies Review of 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban, Trans Inmate's Surgery

The court's action lets New Jersey's ban on 'ex-gay' therapy stand, but ends a prisoner's hope for gender-affirming surgery.

Op-ed: How Many Kids Must Die Before Youth 'Treatment' Programs Are Regulated?

Op-ed: How Many Kids Must Die in 'Treatment' Programs?

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's CEO explains why 'treatment' programs to 'cure' people of their homosexuality are extremely dangerous for LGBT youth.

Op-ed: Religiously Backed or Not, 'Conversion' Therapy Is Child Abuse

Op-ed: Religiously Backed or Not, This Therapy Is Abuse

A progressive rabbi says faith leaders promoting 'reparative' therapy are dangerously distorting religious freedom.

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