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Network Likely Happy to Have Complaints Over New Show

Mark Carpowich | Posted 01.10.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Carpowich

If you want to learn about the identity struggles of those who question their sexual orientation, and the role that religion plays in efforts to "deprogram" them, do some research. Read a book. Watch a documentary. And let campy TLC programs do what they do best: entertain.

The Pros And Cons Of 'My Husband's Not Gay'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.07.2015 | Gay Voices

Rubin Report host Dave Rubin sounded off on the controversy surrounding TLC's "My Husband's Not Gay," a new special which focuses on a group of Mormon...

Victory In China's Pioneer 'Ex-Gay' Lawsuit

AP | Posted 12.20.2014 | Gay Voices

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese psychological clinic was ordered Friday to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks inte...

A Surprise New Twist In 'Ex-Gay' Billboard Controversy Emerges

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.12.2014 | Gay Voices

A new wrinkle has emerged in the controversy over an "ex-gay" group's Virginia billboard which purportedly depicted a set of "identical twins." Mo...

Billboard Reading 'Nobody Is Born Gay' Stirs Controversy

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.12.2014 | Gay Voices

UPDATE Dec. 12: Kyle Roux, the model who reportedly appears in the ad, told NBC affiliate WWBT that he identifies as gay and is not an identical twin....

Former 'Ex-Gay' Leader Weds A Man

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.22.2014 | Gay Voices

The former leader of a notorious "ex-gay" ministry has married his longtime partner. As the Memphis Flyer originally reported, former Love In Acti...

Man Who Claimed To Be 'Delivered' From Being Gay Insists Viral Testimony Is Legitimate

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices

The young man who claimed to have been "delivered" from homosexuality at a Christian event in Missouri insists his viral video testimony was legitimat...

This Is What Happened When I Tried Banning Conversion Therapy in Minnesota

Alec Fischer | Posted 01.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Alec Fischer

Having same-sex marriage legalized one year prior gave us hope that our bill would be heard and eventually passed; if our legislators approved marriage equality, surely they would advocate for the restriction of a practice that treats homosexuality as a curable disorder.

Russell Moore Denounces 'Ex-Gay Therapy'

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore denounced reparative therapy at a conference here, saying the controversial treatment tha...

Watch This Gay Law Student Recount His Takedown of a Wannabe Ex-Gay Counselor (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 12.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-10-02-20141001ScottBlairsmall.jpgYou would think that after getting a phone call from Harvard Law's LGBT group encouraging their son to attend the prestigious university, Scott Blair's parents would be proud. Instead, they were devastated and joined an ex-gay counseling group and tried to make their son straight.

WATCH: Here's One 'Ex-Gay' Couple You're Actually Supposed To Laugh At

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices

'Ex-Gay' therapy is perhaps one of the biggest threats to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth in America -- and what better way to ske...

Why on Earth Is This Gay Guy Marching for Climate?

Peterson Toscano | Posted 11.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Peterson Toscano

It's the immoral, flamboyant fossil fuel lifestyle that got us into this climate mess. Part of me wants to wash my hands of climate change and enjoy a little marriage equality while we all go to hell in a flaming hand basket.

Gay Man Claims He Was Subjected To Electric Shock Therapy Meant To Turn Him Straight In China

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices

BEIJING (AP) — A gay Chinese man said Thursday he was suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, a...

God Wants You to Be Happy: Inside an Ex-Gay Ministry

Jesse Jackman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Jesse Jackman

Though the prospect of salvation seemed to brim with promise at the time, I was completely unaware of how much psychological damage the "treatment" would inflict upon me. I was blinded by insecurity, inexperience, and the fact that I'd finally met others who genuinely seemed to understand my feelings of isolation.

48 States Still Allow This Ridiculous Thing, But California's Now Free To Ban It

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 07.03.2014 | Gay Voices

The Supreme Court this week declined to hear a case challenging California's ban on "therapies" meant to turn lesbian, gay and bisexual youth straight...

Conversion Therapy Tears Father and Son Apart, but Forgiveness Reunites Them (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-06-26-20140626MathewShurkasmall.jpgNew Yorker Mathew Shurka came out at the age of 16 to his initially supportive father, who promised to love his son no matter what, and to always stay by his son's side. However, his father's thinking became more and more influenced by homophobia and harmful stereotypes surrounding the gay community.

'Family' Group Representative Advises Mom To Pursue 'Ex-Gay' Group For Daughter Who Came Out

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices

No stranger to anti-gay declarations, the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg advised a mother to pursue organizations which advocate for reparativ...

Justin Utley: Man on a Mission

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

Meeting Justin Utley is like catching up with one of your closest friends, as his calm-but-confident energy puts you instantly at ease. I met him in Dublin, a day after his flight from New York to start off his Irish and UK tour. His musical beginnings are not like most other touring Americans who travel abroad.

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

Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay 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...

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay 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...

WATCH: Is This The Gayest Anti-Gay Theme Song Ever?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.02.2013 | Gay Voices

It's been a tough year for the ex-gays. First, organizers were forced to cancel their "Ex-Gay Pride Month," an event they hoped would highlight "di...

Lila Shapiro

Conversion Therapy Ban Proposed In Pennsylvania

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.18.2013 | Gay 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 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.