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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...

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...

'I'm Not Gay No More'

Craig Stewart | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

I've seen the video of the gay man being "delivered" in church. Some find it funny. I think it's sad. And I don't blame him, because it's not his fault. It's the delusion, deception and power of the church (man). Many gay men have tried to pray the gay away, just not publicly.

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

Alec Fischer | Posted 11.03.2014 | 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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A Gay Dad's Family Teaches the Ex-Gay Movement How to Throw a Real Party

Rob Watson | Posted 10.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

After the poor ex-gays were mind-numbingly humiliated beyond all possible belief in a very public epic fail with their "Ex-Gay Lobby Day," my sons and I decided to sit down and write them a letter with some helpful suggestions.

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...

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...

The Downfall of Exodus International Signals Change

Mia Norton | Posted 09.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Mia Norton

Exodus International and similar organizations may not be performing frontal lobotomies to try to alter one's sexual orientation, but the psychological damage that has been inflicted on countless people is indisputable.

Happy Heterosexual Awareness Month!

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Hopefully you have been celebrating, because it's already 10 days into Heterosexual Appreciation Month! June marks lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans...

WATCH: Viral Video Hunk Reveals His Ex-Gay Therapy Past

Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices

The hunky gay singer-songwriter whose music video made him an overnight sensation is revealing a painful past. Steve Grand, whose country-tinged p...

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...

For Exodus International, Is Forgiveness Possible?

Rev. Cody J. Sanders | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Cody J. Sanders

As LGBTQ people everywhere celebrate by reveling in the rubble of the once-towering figure on the treacherous ex-gay landscape, forgiveness seems a subject far from our minds.

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 ...

Sports Camp Helps Control Same-Sex Attraction With Exercise?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Exercise the gay urges away? A Pennsylvania sports camp claims to help men control same-sex attractions through Christian fellowship, camaraderie a...

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 ...

'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...