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.

The Emerald City becomes the 10th jurisdiction to make such a move.

August 01 2016 10:06 PM

The Republican National Committee chairman denies that a plank regarding parents' control over therapy for their children is an endorsement of the discredited practice.

July 17 2016 7:35 AM

And it still opposes marriage equality, thanks to delegates like Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins.

July 11 2016 11:07 PM

Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the bill into law today.

May 25 2016 5:45 PM

A grammatical error in the virulently anti-LGBT platform makes it appear to state that Texas has a majority-gay population.

May 20 2016 10:39 PM

Ecuadorian writer César L. Baquerizo is releasing his first English-lanugage novel, A Safe Place With You, about a "conversion" clinic in his native country. He tells us about the real people — abused by religious frauds —who inspired his book. 

May 16 2016 6:10 AM

The proposed legislation would go even further than California's ban on so-called ex-gay therapy does.

April 28 2016 5:06 PM
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