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.
Op-ed: We Must Protect Disabled LGBT Adults From Conversion Therapy

Op-ed: LGBT Adults Need Protection From Conversion Therapy

The government is helping to fund 'ex-gay' and 'ex-trans' programs for disabled LGBT adults, and it must stop.

Rep. Jackie Speier Demands FTC Investigate ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapists

Congresswoman: Being LGBT "Not a Disease To Be Cured"

The congresswoman calls on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate mental health providers' claims that they can change sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Oregon to Ban 'Ex-Gay' Therapy for Minors

Oregon to Ban 'Ex-Gay' Therapy for Minors

The Oregon Senate today followed the House in passing a bill banning the practice, which Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign into law.

Mixed Messages: Supreme Court Denies Review of 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban, Trans Inmate's Surgery

Mixed Messages: SCOTUS Denies Review of 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban, Trans Inmate's Surgery

The court's action lets New Jersey's ban on 'ex-gay' therapy stand, but ends a prisoner's hope for gender-affirming surgery.

Op-ed: How Many Kids Must Die Before Youth 'Treatment' Programs Are Regulated?

Op-ed: How Many Kids Must Die in 'Treatment' Programs?

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's CEO explains why 'treatment' programs to 'cure' people of their homosexuality are extremely dangerous for LGBT youth.

Op-ed: Religiously Backed or Not, 'Conversion' Therapy Is Child Abuse

Op-ed: Religiously Backed or Not, This Therapy Is Abuse

A progressive rabbi says faith leaders promoting 'reparative' therapy are dangerously distorting religious freedom.

Op-ed: Leelah Alcorn 'Ciswashed' by the Media, White House

Op-ed: Leelah Alcorn 'Ciswashed' by the Media, White House

Response to White House support of a conversion therapy ban has erased the trans girl who inspired the proposed law.

WATCH: U.S. Surgeon General Opposes Conversion Therapy

WATCH: Surgeon General Opposes Conversion Therapy

More officials within the Obama administration are stating their support for growing efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy on minors nationwide.

White House: 'We Share Your Concern' About Conversion Therapy

Obama Responds to Calls for 'Leelah's Law'

The Obama administration came out today in support of efforts to ban the dangerous, discredited practice known as conversion therapy.

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.

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