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.

Gov. Gary Herbert had endorsed the weakening of a proposed conversion therapy ban.

March 08 2019 2:57 PM

We can hate people like David Matheson, but their sins are borne from the homophobia of dogma. 

5:26 AM

Advocates — who say LGBTQ youth are "consistently" put into reparative therapy in the state — may finally ban the practice there.

February 23 2019 11:03 AM

A new documentary takes you inside "conversion therapy" sessions.

February 05 2019 12:48 PM

The city of Tampa wants to stop use of the dangerous practice on minors, but the Liberty Counsel is suing to keep it legal.

February 01 2019 7:44 PM

The signing of GENDA and anti-conversion therapy legislation was celebrated as important progress for the queer community in New York.

6:42 PM

New Yorkers had fought for years to enact such legislation.

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