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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.

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

The European Union has urged all of its states to ban the discredited practice.

May 18 2020 2:11 PM

Biden also gave a shout-out to the late Aimee Stephens and talked about vetting his potential VP choices.

5:03 PM

The legislation was approved in Parliament and is expected to be signed by the president.

May 08 2020 12:09 AM

As leader of the discredited Exodus International organization, Rogers convinced thousands they could change their orientation or gender identity. 

April 22 2020 5:02 PM

The legislation, introduced Monday, fulfills a campaign promise from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

March 09 2020 6:23 PM