Michaela Jae Rodriguez
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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.

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

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Those found offering the harmful practice could be jailed for two years and fined almost $34,000.

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The law will take effect in 30 days and will make promoting or practicing conversion therapy a criminal offense. 

December 08 2021 6:28 PM

The star of Mother/Android, Greta, and Tom & Jerry is now executive producer of an LGBTQ+ Snapchat series.

November 01 2021 12:12 PM

Before the removal of homosexuality from the manual, those in the psychiatric establishment believed that homosexuality could be “cured” by electroconvulsive therapy, castration, or even lobotomies.

October 11 2021 11:11 AM

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