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.
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.

Gay Man in 'Ex-Gay' Billboard's Counter-Ad: 'I Was Born Gay'

Gay Man in 'Ex-Gay' Billboard's Counter-Ad: 'I Was Born Gay'

Nonprofit Planting Peace teamed up with the South African model used in an 'ex-gay' billboard to refute the hateful message in a big way.

N.J. Judge: Illegal to Call Being Gay a 'Mental Disorder'

N.J. Judge: Illegal to Call Being Gay a 'Mental Disorder'

Now, in an ongoing lawsuit, a jury will determine whether an 'ex-gay therapy' provider made such a claim.

WATCH: 'Ex-Gay' Subject of New Film Grateful to James Franco

WATCH: 'Ex-Gay' Subject of James Franco's Film Grateful

Michael Glatze, played by Franco in I Am Michael, is happy to see his story on screen. But what's the film's stance on praying away the gay?

WATCH: After Marriage Equality, Antigay Lawmakers Draft 'Revenge' Bills

WATCH: Antigay Lawmakers Want 'Revenge Laws'

Unable to stop the spread of marriage equality, antigay lawmakers are instead turning to laws that punish LGBT citizens, be they married or simply local consumers.

Petition for 'Leelah's Law' Banning Conversion Therapy Heads to White House
January 30 2015 5:51 PM ET

'Leelah's Law' Banning Conversion Therapy Heads to White House

Gathering more than 100,000 signatures in under a month, the petition hopes to end the damaging practice faced by late trans teen Leelah Alcorn and many other LGBT people nationwide.

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