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Sports Camp Helps Control Same-Sex Attraction With Exercise?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Exercise the gay urges away? A Pennsylvania sports camp claims to help men control same-sex attractions through Christian fellowship, camaraderie a...

Lila Shapiro

Group Invokes Jerry Sandusky, Claims Proposed 'Gay-Cure' Ban Could Harm Abuse Victims | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Opponents of proposed state legislation that would ban licensed therapists from offering so-called gay "conversion therapy" to minors are holding a p...

Michelangelo Signorile

Christian Blogger Caught on Grindr: I Was Looking To Meet Men, But Not For Sex | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Matt Moore, the so-called "ex-gay" Christian blogger who was exposed for being on the gay-dating app Grindr in February, says in a new interview that ...

'Ex-Gay' Poster Child Comes Clean With Surprising Apology

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The former poster child of the "ex-gay movement" renounced his controversial past beliefs in an email interview with PQ Monthly last week. John Pa...

WATCH: Republican Rep Introduces 'Ex-Gay' Friend At House Session

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Minnesota state representative known for his opposition to same-sex marriage went even further this week, introducing a visiting "ex-gay" friend dur...

Exposed 'Ex-Gay' Blogger Sells Computer, Locks Phone To 'Prevent Giving Into Temptation'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The "ex-gay" Christian blogger and religious advocate revealed to be leading a double life on Grindr is taking some further measures to "prevent givin...

Lila Shapiro

Gay 'Cure' Proponents Defend Practice In New Jersey | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A first-of-its kind lawsuit challenging the practice of gay "conversion therapy" is winding its way through the New Jersey legal system. On Monday, la...

Lila Shapiro

Dueling California 'Gay Cure' Law Court Rulings Draw Battle Lines | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Shortly after California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed groundbreaking legislation this fall that banned licensed therapists from practicing gay "convers...

Lila Shapiro

First U.S. 'Gay Cure' Law Tested As Battle Over 'Reparative' Therapy Heats Up | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Jerry Spencer's counselor once placed bags of ice on his hands while showing him photos of men holding hands. Chaim Levin's "life coach" told him to s...

LOOK: Bizarre 'Will & Grace' Complaint Letter From 'Ex-Gay' Pundit Emerges

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Twelve years after a controversial "Will & Grace" episode, a bizarre letter of complaint from a "former gay man" has emerged. Produced in 2000, th...

I Finally Understand Gay Conversion Therapy!

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Dhesi

This week I found myself beginning to finally understand the concept of gay conversion therapy. I'd always thought that the idea was to "switch off" someone's sexuality and "teach" that person how to fancy the opposite sex. I was wrong.

Lila Shapiro

'Cure' For Gays Ignites Passion In New Jersey | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In California and New Jersey, lawmakers, gay-rights advocates, therapists, and religious organizations are fighting over the future of a controversial...

Lila Shapiro

California Seeks To Ban A 'Cure' For Homosexuality | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

When James Guay was 12, he went into a Christian bookstore to look for information on what was wrong with him. He found just one book on homosexuality...

WATCH: Former Navy Chaplain Claims He Can 'Exorcise' The Gay Out Of People

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A number of religious authorities have argued the possibilities of "praying away the gay," but now, a former Navy chaplain has come forward with claim...

Pennsylvania Catholic Group Hosts Sports Camp To Help Gay Men Remain Celibate

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Pennsylvania-based Catholic group will mark the holiday weekend by hosting an annual sports camp with the reported aim of helping men resist homosex...

Christian Organization's Founder Gets Emotional Describing 'Ex-Gay Conversion' Clip

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Christian group founder's bizarrely emotional speech, delivered while promoting an "instructional" video "built to convert a homosexual," is going v...

Fight Against Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Gathers Momentum

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The fight against a controversial form of therapy aimed at making gay people straight is gaining some momentum. Last week, The Southern Poverty La...

Former Ex-Gay Leader On 'Reparative' Therapy: 'We Set Them Up For A Facade'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The former director of the "ex-gay" conservative Christian ministry Love in Action spoke to CNN today ahead of a feature-length documentary film that ...

Psychiatrist Behind Retracted 'Ex-Gay' Study Apologizes To Patients, LGBT Community

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Earlier this month, psychiatrist Bob Spitzer made headlines after he retracted his controversial 2001 study proclaiming that "highly motivated" gay an...

California Bill Could Protect Patients From 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In what could be a potential blow to the "ex-gay" movement, a proposed California bill seeks to protect gay patients from the mental and physical harm...

Can We Leave The Ex-Gays Alone?

Jayson Littman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jayson Littman

The truth is that ex-gays are not fully accepted in their own religious communities. While preachers and rabbis publicly regard their ex-gay congregants as heroes and champions, ex-gays are often ridiculed and judged by the very people that demand they change.

'Ex-Gay' Movement Loses Key Scientific Support After Doctor Retracts Original Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In a move that will no doubt rankle the efforts of anti-gay institutions, the psychiatrist who published a controversial 2001 study proclaiming that "...

Chaim Levin Is Giving Hope To LGBT Orthodox Jews

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

Chaim Levin is on a remarkable journey, and he is accomplishing more than simply giving hope. He is having a tangible impact in his community, opening closed minds, and keeping teens from enduring the pain that he once suffered in silence.

Flyer Saying Being Gay Is A 'Choice' Given To Students

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education

Parents of students attending Albert Einstein High School in Montgomery County, Md. are upset after some high schoolers were sent home with flyers cla...

Dammit, Janet!

Walt Hawkins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Walt Hawkins

It has been 11 years since Boynes was "called out of the lesbian lifestyle," and she believes God will bring a husband into her life. I would be the last person to begrudge her that opportunity; I just wish she would extend the same courtesy to my gay brothers and sisters.