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Gay Conversion Therapy

It's Not Over

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

It's not over. Not by a long shot. Not when conservatives are already looking for ways to chip away at marriage equality the way they whittled down reproductive rights to nothing in many states.

Lila Shapiro

Lawyer In 'Gay Cure' Trial Says Satan Is Behind Gay Rights Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.09.2015 | Gay Voices

JERSEY CITY -- In a first-of-its-kind legal challenge to gay conversion therapy, the lawyer defending this controversial practice has taken pains to a...

National Ban on LGBTQ "Conversion Therapy" Introduced at U.S. House of Representatives

Buster Ross | Posted 05.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Buster Ross

On Tuesday, Representative Ted W. Lieu introduced the first bill that would ban so-called "conversion therapy" throughout the United States.

Marina Fang

The Country's First Openly Bisexual Governor Bans Gay Conversion Therapy In Her State

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

Oregon became the third state in the country to prohibit the practice of conversion therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth when Gov....

How Living With A Foster Family Landed This Lesbian In 'Ex-Gay' Conversion Therapy

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices

In an interview with HuffPost Live this week, FosterClub member Emily Brunelle recalled how living with foster parents in lieu of her biological famil...

Lila Shapiro

This Bill Could End 'Gay Conversion Therapy' In The U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices

It’s been almost exactly 10 years since Mathew Shurka walked into a therapist’s office in Los Angeles and was told that he could become straight. ...

Dana Liebelson

Texas Bill Could Protect Welfare Providers Who Force Kids Into Gay Conversion Therapy

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas House lawmakers are expected to consider a measure as early as Wednesday that could be used to protect child welfare service provi...

Five Problems With Christian Evangelism (and What to Do Instead)

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.28.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Part of that comes from the scandals the media love to feed on like a carcass any time one emerges. But another is because we leave so many with a bitter taste in their mouths with our recruitment (read: evangelism) techniques.

Marina Fang

Oregon Is About To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

Oregon took a major step Thursday toward becoming the third state in the country to ban the practice of conversion therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual ...

Oregon Senate To Vote On Banning Gay Conversion Therapy

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

Oregon could become the next state to ban gay conversion therapy for LGBT youth. The Oregon House has already passed the measure, and the Senate will ...

When All of New York City Held Us

Buster Ross | Posted 06.29.2015 | New York
Buster Ross

Their "baby bag" of hospital supplies sat in the corner, because I was due to make an appearance at any moment. As they drifted to sleep in each other's arms, they dreamed together about who I might be in the world.

Obama Calls For End To LGBT Conversion Therapy

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called on Wednesday for an end to psychiatric therapies that seek to change the sexual ori...

Falling in Love (or Something Like It) With a Girl During Conversion Therapy

Chris Hernandez | Posted 06.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Hernandez

My conversion therapist would always say "People. Places. Things." He didn't mean it in a School-House-Rock-lesson-on-nouns kind of way. He used to tell me that if I surrounded myself with gay people, went to gay places and took part in gay things, of course I would be have gay attractions.

Lila Shapiro

Psychology Today Changes Its Position On Conversion Therapy Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.04.2015 | Gay Voices

Therapists who offer the gay “cure” will no longer be allowed to advertise their services in the directory pages of Psychology Today, a magazine a...

Lila Shapiro

Psychology Today Refuses To Remove Listings For Gay-Conversion Therapists

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.03.2015 | Gay Voices

Psychology Today, a magazine and website that offers listings for therapists, is lending the controversial practice of conversion therapy a “veneer ...

Cubs Tickets Cured My Homosexuality

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

What would make you renounce your homosexuality? An all-expenses-paid Caribbean cruise? A sleek new Jaguar? A million dollars? For one gay Chicago baseball fan, it was tickets to a Cubs game.

Paige Lavender

Some States Are Taking A Stand Against Controversial Gay Conversion Therapy

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Lawmakers in several states are considering legislation that would ban conversion therapy, a controversial practice that's sometimes touted as a gay "...

Lila Shapiro

This Anti-Gay Group Probably Wishes It Had Used A Different Model For Its Billboard

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.20.2015 | Gay Voices

In December, Kyle Roux, 37, was surprised to hear from a friend that his image had popped up on a controversial billboard overlooking a major highway ...

Lila Shapiro

These Court Rulings Could Be A Major Blow Against The Practice Of 'Curing' Gay People

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.12.2015 | Gay Voices

Gay rights advocates are celebrating two recent ruling from a New Jersey judge that could be pivotal in the fight to end the controversial practice of...

Jayne Ozanne, One Of The Church Of England's Leading Evangelicals, Comes Out As A Lesbian

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) One of the Church of England’s leading evangelical campaigners announced Tuesday (Feb. 3) that she is a lesbian and said s...

Gays Should Be the Least of Oklahoma's Concerns

Sidney Chase | Posted 05.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Sidney Chase

There are clearly a lot of issues with the state of Oklahoma, but ultimately it is my hope that lawmakers will one day prioritize their civilities.

Lila Shapiro

First Ever Law To Protect Gay 'Cure' Proposed In Oklahoma

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices

Gay rights advocates have made significant progress in the fight to discredit and ultimately ban conversion therapy, a practice that claims to "cure" ...

O-Kern-Homa, Where the Hate Comes Sweepin' Down the Plain

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern (R) has introduced a bill to officially change the name of the state from Oklahoma to Okernhoma. Kern stated, "By putting my name in the state's name, the people in our great state will be reminded that my opinions are more important than any one person's individual rights."

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....

BET Editor Slams Black Church: ‘Being Gay Is Not A Sin'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.13.2014 | Black Voices

BET.com’s Entertainment Editor Clay Cane joined HuffPost Live Tuesday and expressed his extreme disappointment in the black church for actions that ...