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.

Advocate contributer Matt Baume explains the history of "conversion therapy."

September 01 2017 2:57 PM

Court documents reveal that staff at the Milton Hershey School exposed a teen to conversion therapy.

July 07 2017 8:45 PM

Subjecting him to such therapy involuntarily infringed on his "right to individual freedom," a court finds. 

July 04 2017 2:52 PM

Truth Wins Out declares victory in its battle against "ex-gay therapy." 

June 27 2017 2:12 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court has left intact California's ban on so-called "gay conversion therapy," rejecting a Christian minister's challenge asserting the law violates religious rights, according to Reuters.

May 01 2017 2:05 PM

50 Bills 50 States has a lofty goal — and an uphill battle considering the incoming administration. 

December 19 2016 5:36 PM

In a fact-free environment, the myth of so-called conversion therapy could rise again.

December 08 2016 6:16 AM