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.

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

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
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