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Gay Conversion Therapy

Members Of Congress Urge Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

Four Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to the head of the Federal Trade Commission Monday urging the agency to "take all actions possible"...

Why Is Bob McDermott So Obsessed With Sex?

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 02.09.2016 | Hawaii
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

That Bob McDermott is so focused on sex, primarily of the gay kind, while his district's residents are worried about crime, skyrocketing housing costs, inadequate school funding, and other pressing local issues, raises the kind of red flags we've seen so many times before with rabidly anti-gay, moralizing political figures.

O-Kern-Homa, the 2016 Edition

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

This woman needs to talk to someone about why she is ignoring the duties she was elected to do in lieu of drafting needless, dangerous, discriminatory bills.

Hawaii Considers Banning Gay Conversion Therapy

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

Following federal calls to end gay conversion therapy for LGBT youth, Hawaii lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban the practice in professi...

What It Would Be Like If Straight People Underwent Conversion Therapy

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

What if we lived in a world where same-sex attraction were the norm and heterosexuals were forced to undergo conversion therapy? Such is the s...

The Harsh Reality Of Surviving A 'Gay Exorcism'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

After a recent federal report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration called for an end ...

This Disturbing Video Exposes China's 'Electroshock' Gay 'Conversion' Methods

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Beijing activist John Shen went undercover in an effort to expose the use of controversial "conversion" methods that promise to "cure" ...

An Open Letter to Al Mohler on Taking a Transparently Meaningless Stand on Reparative Therapy

Derek Penwell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Derek Penwell

The whole thing gets a little muddy after you denounce "secular reparative therapy" and start laying out the alternative.

Why Do Some Gay Mormons Still Seek Out Conversion Therapy?

Religion News Service / Salt Lake Tribune | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY – Men holding other men, as fathers cradle their newborn sons. Men running naked in the woods, like innocent boys during playful ...

Illinois Bans Gay Conversion Therapy For LGBT Youths

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

Illinois' Republican governor on Thursday signed a law banning mental health therapists from trying to change a young person's sexual orientation or ...

The Cult of Conversion & Confession

Tristan Higgins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tristan Higgins

A few of my longtime friends have told me that they want to see more of the real writing that I do. The stuff that is about my life, my feelings, my struggles. Like this one about my physical disabilities and battle with pain.

It's Not Over

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...