DeRay Mckesson
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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.

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

Andrew Cuomo's new set of regulations will limit availability of the so-called therapy immediately.

February 06 2016 6:27 PM

A new bill seeks to put an end to the controversial practice in the Aloha State.

January 27 2016 7:57 PM

The Japanese game Fire Emblem: Fates will have a controversial scene removed when it arrives in the U.S. and Europe. 

January 21 2016 3:11 PM
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