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.

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

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

March 18 2016 6:41 AM
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