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.

A bisexual legislator says her father, a fellow lawmaker, wanted her to go to conversion therapy, which the state is about to ban (for minors).

April 07 2018 6:57 AM

The Canadian doctor's license has been suspended.

March 15 2018 2:05 PM

Hundreds of members of the European Parliament vote to outlaw conversion therapy.

March 01 2018 6:57 PM

The government denies that such clinics exist, but activists say they operate clandestinely.

February 09 2018 3:24 PM

Josh and Lolly Weed announced their divorce in a blog post in which they wrote of the love they have developed for LGBT people. 

January 27 2018 6:38 PM

In her latest film, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, actress Chloë Grace Moritz plays a teenager sent to "ex-gay" conversion therapy. 

January 25 2018 6:20 PM

Sam Brinton details the horror they went through, including being forced to watch gay sex while being bound and subjected to pain via heat, ice, and electricity.

January 24 2018 7:05 PM
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