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Matt Walsh’s 'Homosexual Infants' Remark Raises Eyebrows Amid Conversion Therapy Talk

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Conversion therapy has been restricted in about 20 states.

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Matt Walsh, host of the Daily Wire’s “The Matt Walsh Show,” recently sparked an uproar by expressing support for conversion therapy, challenging the widely accepted notion that sexual orientation is immutable.

Particularly controversial were his remarks concerning being “born gay,” which he mocked, according to a Media Matters transcript published last month, by suggesting the idea implies the existence of “homosexual infants.”

“If people are born gay - like, born gay. You're gay from birth. Right? That's what that would mean. And then that means that there are what? Homosexual infants out there? Again, no sane person thinks that,” Walsh said.

Walsh’s comments have been criticized for perpetuating harmful stereotypes and misinformation regarding the LGBTQ+ community.

Related: Matt Walsh Is Getting Paid for His Transphobia on YouTube Again: Report

His remarks come at a time when a significant coalition, known as the United States Joint Statement (USJS), is working tirelessly to eradicate the harmful practice of conversion therapy. The USJS, comprising 28 influential mental health and medical organizations in the United States, has been making strides in advocating for the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals and condemning conversion therapy.

Guy Albert, a co-director of the USJS, emphasized during a recent press call, “We are dedicated to ensuring that nobody is ever exposed to these harmful practices ever again,” highlighting the collective effort to protect the LGBTQ+ community from such harmful practices.

Critics argue that Walsh’s comments dismiss the substantial evidence and the consensus within the medical community regarding the damaging impacts of conversion therapy. This practice, aimed at changing an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity, has been associated with severe psychological trauma, depression, anxiety, and long-lasting emotional distress.

Advocacy efforts against conversion therapy continue to gain traction across the county. So far, 21 states, the District of Columbia, and numerous cities and counties have taken legislative action against conversion therapy on minors.

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Christopher Wiggins is a senior national reporter for The Advocate. He has a rich career in storytelling and highlighting underrepresented voices. Growing up in a bilingual household in Germany, his German mother and U.S. Army father exposed him to diverse cultures early on, influencing his appreciation for varied perspectives and communication. His work in Washington, D.C., primarily covers the nexus of public policy, politics, law, and LGBTQ+ issues. Wiggins' reporting focuses on revealing lesser-known stories within the LGBTQ+ community. Key moments in his career include traveling with Vice President Kamala Harris and interviewing her in the West Wing about LGBTQ+ support. In addition to his national and political reporting, Wiggins represents The Advocate in the White House Press Pool and is a member of several professional journalistic organizations, including the White House Correspondents’ Association, Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists, and Society of Professional Journalists. His involvement in these groups highlights his commitment to ethical journalism and excellence in the field. Follow him on X/Twitter @CWNewser (https://twitter.com/CWNewser) and Threads @CWNewserDC (https://www.threads.net/@cwnewserdc).
Christopher Wiggins is a senior national reporter for The Advocate. He has a rich career in storytelling and highlighting underrepresented voices. Growing up in a bilingual household in Germany, his German mother and U.S. Army father exposed him to diverse cultures early on, influencing his appreciation for varied perspectives and communication. His work in Washington, D.C., primarily covers the nexus of public policy, politics, law, and LGBTQ+ issues. Wiggins' reporting focuses on revealing lesser-known stories within the LGBTQ+ community. Key moments in his career include traveling with Vice President Kamala Harris and interviewing her in the West Wing about LGBTQ+ support. In addition to his national and political reporting, Wiggins represents The Advocate in the White House Press Pool and is a member of several professional journalistic organizations, including the White House Correspondents’ Association, Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists, and Society of Professional Journalists. His involvement in these groups highlights his commitment to ethical journalism and excellence in the field. Follow him on X/Twitter @CWNewser (https://twitter.com/CWNewser) and Threads @CWNewserDC (https://www.threads.net/@cwnewserdc).