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 U.S. Supreme Court has left intact California's ban on so-called "gay conversion therapy," rejecting a Christian minister's challenge asserting the law violates religious rights, according to Reuters.

May 01 2017 2:05 PM

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
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