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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.

Bachmann, husband of former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, has been accused of practicing conversion therapy.

December 24 2020 5:54 PM

A federal appeals court blocked enforcement of two Florida laws banning use of the practice on minors, saying they violate free speech rights, with Trump judges in the majority.

November 20 2020 3:07 PM

The platform announced an update to how it will enforce its community guidelines against anti-LGBTQ+ and other hateful content.

October 21 2020 4:18 PM

Red flags were raised before the secretary of State addressed the Florida Family Policy Council, but the speech went on nonetheless.

October 21 2020 1:31 PM

The Last Frontier's largest city has nixed use of the harmful practice on LGBTQ+ youth.

August 27 2020 2:00 PM

Randy Thomas spoke of his time at Exodus International, where he promoted "conversion therapy" to Rick Santorum and George W. Bush.

July 23 2020 2:31 PM

The bill would make the torturous practice illegal countrywide, but it's since been put on hold to make it more "moderate" to appease the opposition.  

June 22 2020 2:19 PM