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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.

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

Caleb Laieski wrote an innocuous email to South Carolina legislator Mike Fair asking him to consider a ban on so-called conversion therapy. You won't believe the response.

April 15 2016 5:27 AM

Tireless equality advocate Michael Golojuch Jr. details the Herculean effort to ban so-called ex-gay therapy in a state that many forget is the home of evangelicals and Mormons.

March 22 2016 11:40 AM

"Ex-gay" or "conversion" therapy is harmful, and there is no scientific proof that it can change someone's sexual orientation, says the World Psychiatric Association.

March 21 2016 4:58 PM Updated
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