Ex-gay 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.

The far-right Republican is the first governor from either party to veto such a measure.

July 07 2018 3:01 PM

The ban is part of an initiative for "addressing the burning injustices that LGBT people face," says Prime Minister Theresa May.

July 03 2018 4:54 PM

Victorian Senator Janet Rice shared the story of a boy who had been traumatized with attempts to turn him straight.

June 29 2018 3:46 PM

The bill could end the use of the scientifically unsound practice by unregulated therapists.

June 28 2018 1:38 PM

Paul LePage hasn't said whether he will sign a bill sent to his desk today by the legislature.

June 26 2018 6:55 PM

Plus one banning the use of conversion therapy on minors.

June 08 2018 4:15 PM

We cannot forget how inhumane this practice was and still is.

June 06 2018 5:08 AM