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.
Four Anti-LGBT Bills Aim to Roll Back Progress in Oklahoma

Four Anti-LGBT Bills Aim to Roll Back Progress in Oklahoma

Representatives Sally Kern and Todd Russ have filed legislation specifically aimed at undermining the rights of Oklahoma's LGBT citizens.

Virginia Quashes Ban on 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Virginia Quashes Ban on 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

A bill that sought to protect minors from efforts to 'pray away the gay' was voted down in a Senate committee, and companion legislation failed to receive a vote by a House of Delegates panel.

Q&A: Former Exodus Staffer Randy Thomas on Identity, Faith, & 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Former Exodus Staffer Says 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Should Be Outlawed

Following last week’s blog post in which he identified himself as 'gay with some level of bisexual tendencies,' former Exodus International employee Randy Thomas talks about his path away from the 'ex-gay' movement.

Illinois, Virginia Seek 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Bans

Illinois, Virginia Seek 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Bans

Bills to ban the use of such therapy on minors failed in both states last year, but lawmakers are trying again.

Texas Ad Company Will Remove 'Ex-Gay' Billboard

Texas Ad Company Will Remove 'Ex-Gay' Billboard

A billboard in Dallas promoting so-called reparative therapy will be removed 'within a week,' the president of Impact Advertising says.

Former 'Ex-Gay' Leader Comes Out

Former 'Ex-Gay' Leader Comes Out

In a new blog post, Randy Thomas, formerly of Exodus International, describes himself as 'gay with a bisexual propensity.'

Op-ed: When Parents Are the Enemy

Op-ed: When Parents Are the Enemy

Suicide, reparative therapy, and the epidemic of LGBTQ youth homelessness.

Op-ed: I’m Sorry, But Your Husband IS Gay

Op-ed: I’m Sorry, But Your Husband Is Gay

One gay man who spent time researching the lives of gay Mormons already knows what TLC's upcoming show is all about.

Op-ed: The Meaning of Leelah Alcorn's Death

Op-ed: The Meaning of Leelah Alcorn's Death

A transgender teenager took her life last week after being subjected to transphobic abuse from her family. Her death, however, has reminded many that LGBT youth need our help.

Is 'My Husband's Not Gay' an Ad for the 'Ex-Gay' Industry?

Is My Husband's Not Gay an Ad for the 'Ex-Gay' Industry?

Opposition against TLC's new documentary about four Mormon men who are attracted to men but married to women is growing as the show's air date nears.

Minister Touts 'Conscious Choices' About Rejecting Attraction to Men

Minister Touts 'Conscious Choices' About Rejecting Attraction to Men

A minister from a conservative Presbyterian denomination says that he has made 'conscious choices' in marrying a woman and rejecting a gay or bisexual identity though he is attracted to men.

China: Court Rules 'Gay Conversion' Clinic Must Pay Victim

China: Court Rules 'Ex-Gay' Clinic Must Pay Victim

LGBT advocates are hailing a court decision in favor of a victim of 'conversion therapy' as a victory for the community.

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