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Conversion 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.

If the bill becomes law, those convicted of violating it could have their sentences reduced if they request "treatment" for their sexual orientation or gender identity.

July 28 2021 2:32 PM

Gov. Tim Walz's order will prevent state agencies and private insurers from paying for such therapy for minors and vulnerable adults.

July 15 2021 3:25 PM

LGBTQ+ rights groups say Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's action is an important first step toward assuring young prople aren't subjected to the harmful practice.

June 14 2021 7:13 PM

The only out state lawmaker, Joshua Boschee (pictured), was key to the effort to authorize a rule keeping licensed social workers from engaging in the practice.

June 11 2021 5:01 PM

Gov. Tony Evers signed an order banning the use of state and federal funds to subject minors to the practice, and he pledged to veto anti-trans sports legislation if it reaches him.

June 01 2021 8:47 PM

“People should be free to be themselves in the U.K.,” briefing notes of the queen's speech read.

May 11 2021 3:12 PM

A CNN KFile report details the far-right views of Kelly Tshibaka, a candidate challenging U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

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