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.

50 Bills 50 States has a lofty goal — and an uphill battle considering the incoming administration. 

December 19 2016 5:36 PM

In a fact-free environment, the myth of so-called conversion therapy could rise again.

December 08 2016 6:16 AM

The Prevention of Emotional Neglect and Childhood Endangerment — or PENCE — would block the harmful practice of trying to “change” the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT minors in New York's Erie County.

November 25 2016 2:56 PM

Very visible advertising from Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays won't fly — even in Waco.

September 19 2016 8:27 PM

The signage was paid for by the group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays.

September 10 2016 3:52 PM

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
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