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.
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.

Op-ed: Leelah Alcorn 'Ciswashed' by the Media, White House

Op-ed: Leelah Alcorn 'Ciswashed' by the Media, White House

Response to White House support of a conversion therapy ban has erased the trans girl who inspired the proposed law.

WATCH: U.S. Surgeon General Opposes Conversion Therapy

WATCH: Surgeon General Opposes Conversion Therapy

More officials within the Obama administration are stating their support for growing efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy on minors nationwide.

White House: 'We Share Your Concern' About Conversion Therapy

Obama Responds to Calls for 'Leelah's Law'

The Obama administration came out today in support of efforts to ban the dangerous, discredited practice known as conversion therapy.

Anti-Conversion Therapy Bills Advance in Three States

Anti-Conversion Therapy Bills Advance in Three States

Oregon, Iowa, and Colorado have all seen one legislative chamber approve such a bill; the chance of further progress appears best in Oregon.

Psychology Today Removes Ads for 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Psychology Today Removes Ads for 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

The publication responded to a call from the Human Rights Campaign to cease carrying listings for the discredited practice.

WATCH: Prisons Show Being Gay's a Choice, Says Ben Carson

WATCH: Prisons Show Being Gay's a Choice, Says Ben Carson

The potential Republican presidential candidate added to his list of antigay statements in an interview with CNN.

HRC Asks: Why Is Psychology Today Advertising 'Ex-Gay' Therapy?

Why Is Psychology Today Advertising 'Ex-Gay' Therapy?

The advocacy group has discovered ads for the discredited therapy on the magazine's website.

Vice Shares an Inside Look at a Texas 'Ex-Gay' Camp
February 27 2015 4:10 PM ET

Vice Shares an Inside Look at a Texas 'Ex-Gay' Camp

In the first part of a series, Vice takes a look at the industry that claims to help people change their sexual orientation.

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