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

Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay 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 08.27.2013 | Gay 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 10.21.2013 | Gay 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 08.20.2013 | Gay 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 08.13.2013 | Gay 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 08.05.2013 | Gay 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 07.16.2013 | Gay 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 09.11.2013 | Gay 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 07.09.2013 | Gay 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 08.28.2013 | Gay 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 08.25.2013 | Gay 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 08.24.2013 | Gay 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 06.22.2013 | Gay 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 06.20.2013 | Gay 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 06.20.2013 | Gay 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 05.06.2013 | Gay 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 05.02.2013 | Gay 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 05.01.2013 | Gay 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 04.25.2013 | Gay 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...

California 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban Challenge Heads To Court

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court is to hear arguments Wednesday on whether a first-of-its-kind law that prohibits licensed mental health ...

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

Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay 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...