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California Reparative Therapy Bill

Mike Huckabee Has Harsh Words For 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Mike Huckabee is sounding off on controversial California legislation banning therapy that aims to turn gay patients straight. On the April 18 ins...

Gay Conversion Therapy Is Not Free Speech

Chana Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chana Wilson

State licensing boards and the courts already enforce speech-based restrictions on mental health professionals. The government absolutely has the power to protect children from treatments by state-licensed mental health professionals that are ineffective, harmful and abusive.

'First, Do No Harm': California's S.B. 1172 And My Experience With Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

K. Tyler Christensen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
K. Tyler Christensen

In 2002 I elected to get help to "cure" my homosexuality through a so-called therapeutic practice, "reparative therapy." I was 21, an adult, and I knowingly sought out help because I was told that my same-sex feelings were a "choice" that was wrong and curable.

California May Ban Sexual Orientation Change Efforts for Youth

Jessica Arevalo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jessica Arevalo

I interviewed James Guay, Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and member of the LGBTQ Psychotherapy Association, on his experience with sexual orientation change efforts as well as his advocacy around the proposed bill.

Landmark California Bill Would Protect Gay Minors

Chana Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chana Wilson

Passage of California's bill S.B. 1172 would be a monumental, tremendous step toward halting the damage enacted on minors by therapy aimed at converting them to be something other than their true, beautiful, and essential selves.