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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.

A therapist had claimed the ban infringed on his free speech and religious liberty rights. But Washington State's regulation of the practice is appropriate, the court ruled.

September 06 2022 7:39 PM

While the order doesn't ban it, it does put a dent in the harmful practice.

August 16 2022 1:58 PM Updated

While referencing horror classics like Pyscho and Friday the 13thThey/Them takes a novel queer approach to horror.

July 26 2022 11:16 AM

The N.J. high court declined to hear an appeal of a lower court's ruling against conversion therapy provider JONAH. 

March 08 2022 3:30 PM

The reality star offered those considering it some inspiring and affirming advice: “Don’t.”

March 02 2022 3:20 PM

New Zealand passes a law banning use of the practice on minors and certain others, while Israel issues rules barring medical professionals from offering it.

February 15 2022 2:44 PM

Advocates say his group, Freedom March, is “a fraudulent organization that preys on vulnerable and desperate LGBTQ people.”

December 16 2021 11:20 AM