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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.

California Congressman Mike Honda pulls back the curtain on the damaging, discredited practice known as "conversion therapy."

March 18 2016 6:41 AM

Introduced by out lawmakers, the legislation seeks to outlaw the discredited practice that attempts to turn LGBT people straight and cisgender.

March 17 2016 3:50 PM

A new memoir sheds light on the horrors of a gay conversion house in Utah. 

March 17 2016 8:45 AM

Another day, another Ted Cruz endorsement from someone who thinks LGBT people aren’t real. This time, it’s "ex-gay" activist Linda Harvey. 

March 15 2016 3:57 PM

Find out why the Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Southern Poverty Law Center are asking the Federal Trade Commission to step in and end 'ex-gay' therapy. 

February 24 2016 3:14 AM

The Federal Trade Commission should use its regulatory authority to end this 'unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent practice,' say four congressional Democrats.

February 10 2016 8:47 PM
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