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LOOK: 'Ex-Gay' Billboard Angers Kentucky's LGBT Community

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Kentucky's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is crying foul over the appearance of a bizarre billboard will appears to promote a...

The Awful 'Therapy' We Need To Stop Writing About

Susannah Meyer | Posted 04.12.2014 | Teen
Susannah Meyer

Imagine this: you're a confused teenager growing up, fostered by social pressures that dictate who you should be, what you should do and who you should be with. Instead of working to accept yourself, you're encouraged to partake in "reparative therapy" or gay conversion.

MRFF Demands the Immediate Dismissal of 'Ex-Gay' Counselor from Air Force Academy

Chris Rodda | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Rodda

As reported by the Colorado Springs Independent, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) today sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the Air F...

Parents Hope Court Will Allow Them To Send Their Son To 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

The Star-Ledger | Susan K. Livio | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A South Jersey couple has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Chris Christie for signing a law this summer prohibiting licensed therapists from providing gay...

Will Hotel Giant Stop Hosting 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Events?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A petition from pro-gay organization All Out and SumOfUs is aiming to put pressure on Marriott about the international hotel chain's polarizing decisi...

Ex-Gay Therapy and the Dangers of the Pulpit in South Mississippi

Zach Magee | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zach Magee

Lakeside Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Miss., is hosting a conference led by Refuge461, an ex-gay "ministry." Members of GetEQUAL Mississippi, Walk Fellowship, and OMEGA Mississippi have organized a rally to send a message of love, acceptance, and hope to those attending this conference.

Lila Shapiro

Conversion Therapy Ban Proposed In Pennsylvania

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The effort to ban a controversial therapy that purports to make gay people straight is gaining momentum in Pennsylvania, say opponents of the practice...

Gay Conversion Therapy Poses Serious Risks For Minors, Senator Notes

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

California Senator Ted Lieu applauded New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's support of a ban on gay conversion therapy in a HuffPost Live appearance late l...

Lila Shapiro

New Jersey Makes Move On Controversial Gay 'Cure' Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On Monday, New Jersey became the second state to pass a law banning licensed counselors from practicing a controversial therapy on minors that attempt...

Michelangelo Signorile

Why 'Ex-Gay' Organization's Former President Still Rejects Labels

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The president of the now-defunct “ex-gay” organization, Exodus International, has been married to a woman for nearly 16 years. But he rejects labe...

The Downfall of Exodus International Signals Change

Mia Norton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mia Norton

Exodus International and similar organizations may not be performing frontal lobotomies to try to alter one's sexual orientation, but the psychological damage that has been inflicted on countless people is indisputable.

WATCH: Viral Video Hunk Reveals His Ex-Gay Therapy Past

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The hunky gay singer-songwriter whose music video made him an overnight sensation is revealing a painful past. Steve Grand, whose country-tinged p...

Shock the Gay Away: Secrets of Early Gay Aversion Therapy Revealed (PHOTOS)

Jamie Scot | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie Scot

Before the American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973, aversion therapy was used routinely in hopes that it would prevent or eliminate homosexual behavior.

For Exodus International, Is Forgiveness Possible?

Rev. Cody J. Sanders | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Cody J. Sanders

As LGBTQ people everywhere celebrate by reveling in the rubble of the once-towering figure on the treacherous ex-gay landscape, forgiveness seems a subject far from our minds.

Exodus 'Ex-Gays' and an Effeminate Boy

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Exodus International leader Alan Chambers apologized recently for the harm done to LGBT people by the so-called "ex-gay" movement. In that moment, the face that came to mind for me was the bruised, burned and emaciated face of 15-year-old Raymond Buys.

Apologies Are Too Late When The Damage Is Already Done

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

After almost 40 years, Exodus International, the oldest Christian services group of its kind and a market leader in reparative/ex-gay/sexual orientation change therapy, is closing its doors. A good start. And not nearly enough.

WATCH: Exodus International President Admits Failure, But Has New Mission In Mind

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 06.21.2013 | Religion

After announcing the closure of Exodus International this week, the organization's president Alan Chambers admitted to its failures in a discussion wi...

'Gay Cure' Organization's President Shifts Stance On Homosexuality

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The president of Exodus International spoke out on HuffPost Live after officials announced plans to shutter the controversial ministry. “The way...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Three Teens Die After Alleged 'Gay Conversion' Camp Torture: Report

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are decrying the death of three teenage boys who were allegedly tortured ...

'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...

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...

GOP Congressman's Gay Son: Reparative Therapy Built My Confidence, Helped Me Talk With Guys

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The openly gay son of Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) tells Anderson Cooper that his time in reparative, or "ex-gay," therapy helped him become more comfor...

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.