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.

In our ongoing series, a man recounts an "ex-gay" ministry that lured him in when was confused and impressionable.

12 min 30 sec ago

In our ongoing series, "conversion therapy" survivors discuss how they escaped the dangerous, discredited practice.

November 14 2018 7:04 PM

The straight actor and filmmaker discusses his evolution into an ally who's helping lead the crusade against conversion therapy.

November 12 2018 6:35 AM

Many 'ex-gay' leaders, like John Smid, have renounced the dangerous practice, but 'conversion therapy' is far from dead.

November 12 2018 5:03 AM

Bill Prickett was convinced he could change his sexuality. Then he found true salvation.

November 10 2018 2:40 PM

The heartfelt song breaks down the agony of conversion therapy.

November 08 2018 3:30 PM

A psychologist who claimed he could "cure" homosexuality and was found looking for gay sex now says he needs help.

November 06 2018 5:06 PM