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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...

Did This Mother Instruct Her Son To 'Beat The Gay' Out Of His Older Brother?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A North Carolina-based mother is facing misdemeanor child abuse charges after she allegedly instructed her 12-year-old son to "beat the gay away" from...

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...

What Went Wrong for the 'Ex-Gays' in New Jersey?

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

Although the religious right is a determined group, at some point they must show actual human beings who succeeded through "self-determination" at becoming heterosexual. Until then, they might as well be defending the right of a goat to become a unicorn.

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...

September Is 'Ex-Gay Awareness Month,' Right-Wing Group Declares

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The original "Ex-Gay Pride" might have been an overall bust, but that hasn't stopped the right-wing group behind its inception from trying a second ti...

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...

Fraud Lawsuit Against Jewish Ex-Gay Group Begins

Religion News Service | Corrie Mitchell | Posted 07.18.2013 | Religion

RNS) A month after the nation’s leading Christian “ex-gay” group apologized and announced plans to close, a similar Jewish group is facing a fir...

The Alleged Reason Why 'Ex-Gay Pride Month' Was Just Canceled

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

The ushering in of "Ex-Gay Pride Month" will not be happening at the end of the month. Founders cite "harassment" and "security threats" as reasons fo...

Gay v. Ex-Gay and the Ties That Divide

Brittney Bullock | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brittney Bullock

There is arguably a great deal of hostility toward the ex-gay community, but upon a closer investigation, the cause is clear and comprehensible.

Cavan Sieczkowski

Happy... 'Ex-Gay Pride Month'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The "traditional marriage"-touting Family Research Council plans to usher in the first annual "Ex-Gay Pride Month" dinner in an attempt to promote "ex...

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.

Exodus Is Gone, But the 'Ex-Gay' Message Stubbornly Persists

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

Although this was a monumental victory, the fight is not over. Just as the election of Barack Obama did not eradicate racism, the death of Exodus is not the death of homophobia.

The S&M of the Evangelical Church

Leonard Wrigley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leonard Wrigley

Bondage. From the point of view of some gay men, and perhaps some women too, it may very well not be a bad thing at all. Whatever tickles your pickle, right? But in the evangelical Pentecostal church in which I grew up, a different type of bondage was a very bad thing indeed.

WATCH: Exodus Co-Founder Recounts Painful Aftermath Of 'Ex-Gay' Practices

OWN | Posted 06.24.2013 | OWN

In 1976, Michael Bussee helped found the "ex-gay" group known as Exodus International. For years, Bussee had hoped the ministry would help "cure" his ...

The End of Exodus Doesn't Mean the End of 'Ex-Gay' Movements

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.23.2013 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Exodus taught that gays and lesbians could either change or repress their sexual attractions through a process of prayer and counseling. So its disappearance is a major change in the ex-gay ministry landscape. But the ideas behind Exodus' ministry continue to thrive.

Jaweed Kaleem

It's Not Over: Ex-Gay Groups Vow To Fight On After Leading 'Gay Cure' Group Closes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

When Jenelle Linden, a 51-year-old therapist who lives in South Bend, Ind., heard that one of the nation's most prominent "ex-gay" organizations was s...

CONFESSIONS: 'Ex-Gay' Survivor Opens Up On 'Homoerotic' Conversion Therapy

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

After nearly four decades of preaching a "cure" for homosexuality, the Christian ministry Exodus International is closing its doors. Ex-gay survivor S...

'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...

Anti-Gay Ministry Shuts Down

Posted 06.21.2013 | Religion

Exodus International, a large Christian ministry that claimed to offer a "cure" for homosexuality, plans to shut down. In a press release posted on...

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...

Michelangelo Signorile

Christian Blogger Caught on Grindr: I Was Looking To Meet Men, But Not For Sex

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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...

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...