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The Top 10 Ex-Gay Stories of 2011

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

In June I penned a column that predicted that so-called "ex-gay" programs would crumble from internal rot. In the months since, the decline of these "pray away the gay" organizations has only accelerated.

Is A Key 'Ex-Gay' Organization On The Brink Of Collapse?

Posted 11.30.2011 | Gay Voices

The so-called "ex-gay" movement may continue to dominate headlines in the wake of the notorious allegations facing Marcus Bachmann, but now, one of it...

Conservative 'Ex-Gay' Candidate Admits Lesbian Affair

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Linda Wall, a conservative independent Virginia candidate for the House of Delegates, admitted on Wednesday that she had an affair with a female stude...

'Ex-Gay' Activist's Stunning Admission

Wayne Besen | Posted 12.20.2011 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

It is never easy for one to acknowledge being wrong. I wish John Smid the best of luck on his continued evolution and am grateful that he is beginning to honestly discuss the limitations of "ex-gay" programs.

WATCH: Former 'Ex-Gay' Minister Now Believes Sexual Orientation Can't Be Changed

Posted 12.20.2011 | Gay Voices

The former director of the ex-gay Christian ministry Love in Action has now come forward saying not only that he is gay, but that it is impossible to ...

Therapy for Marcus Bachmann

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

Anti-gay activists, including the Bachmanns, have spent enormous energy and resources doing everything they can to obfuscate the data, confuse the debate, and put scientists such as myself on the defensive.

NPR's Foxification of Ex-Gay Rhetoric

Irene Monroe | Posted 10.08.2011 | Media
Irene Monroe

To my surprise, I didn't know -- especially in 2011 -- my sexual orientation was still up for debate. But on Aug. 1 on the Morning Edition of National Public Radio (NPR), it was. And the topic on the show that morning was "Can Therapy Help Change Sexual Orientation?"

Reading The Pictures: Marcus Bachmann Looking Gay?

Michael Shaw | Posted 09.17.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-07-18-mb.png Has Dr. Bachmann, in his and his wife's vitriol toward homosexuality, brought this flamboyant visual upon himself?

Can Your iPhone Cure Gayness? (Video)

Bryan Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bryan Safi

2011-03-21-wewwe.jpgExodus International is now putting its fight against homosexuality on the hippest smartphone around.

Apple Should Dump 'Ex-Gay' iPhone App

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Wayne Besen

Apple doesn't allow racist or anti-Semitic apps in its app store, yet it gives the green light to an app written by an anti-gay extremist group that condones violence against LGBT people.

The Bombast and the Body Count in Arizona

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

While the world focused on the tragic Arizona shootings, another horrific crime took place in New York City. The New York Post reported today that a P...

Dangerous New Anti-Gay Sham Study Debunked

Wayne Besen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wayne Besen

This study is betrayed by common sense and reality. If being around gay parents makes a child gay, then how does Walter Schumm explain the inconvenient fact that the vast majority of LGBT adults had heterosexual parents?

Porno Pete's Anti-Gay Truth Academy Flops

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera billed his three-day "Truth Academy," which took place in a Chicago exurb last week, as "one of the most thorough pro-family, educational seminars on homosexuality ever held in the United States."

Ex-Gay Therapy Is Scandalous

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

We need to look beyond the shocking individual scandals to see that reparative therapy at its corrosive core is, in fact, scandalous. Isn't it time these "therapists" shut their doors and finally get the help they so desperately need?

Jesus and the Son of Scam

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

Time and again, fundamentalists buy the fantasy that the world's worst reprobates can fundamentally change. It never seems to occur to these credulous Christians that perhaps they are being had by the unusually bad.

Marco Rubio Flexes Right-Wing Muscles By Headlining Anti-Gay Dinner

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

Sharing the marquee with groups like the Florida Family Policy Council and American Family Association and honoring men like Don Wildmon shows just where Rubio's views and "values" lie.

Jason Linkins

Great Read: Writer Goes Undercover At An Ex-Gay Camp | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to spend a weekend of your life in the middle of the desert at one of those quasi-Christian camps dedicat...

Ex-Gay Group Should Repent, Not Revel

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

On Saturday, I will join nationally recognized advocates at the Irvine United Congregational Church (9-5PM) in a conference to crash Exodus' gay-bashing birthday bash.

CNN: America's Most Trusted News Source for Discredited Talking Heads?

Jarrett Barrios | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarrett Barrios

Inexplicably, CNN felt the need to "balance" a non-controversial issue by inviting a so-called "ex-gay" activist, Richard Cohen, onto its Newsroom program.

California Considers Repeal Of 1950's Law To Study Causes And Cures For Gays, Sexual Deviancy

AP | By CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 05.04.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California lawmakers narrowly advanced a bill Tuesday that would repeal a state law designed to find the causes and cures of hom...

'Ex-Gays' and the Ninth Circle of Hell

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

It is high time that the leaders of the "ex-gay" movement come out of the closet -- both metaphorically and literally -- and repent of their sins of betrayal.

Straight Ex-Spouses: Legalize Gay Marriage

Washington Post | Theresa Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the debate over legalizing same-sex marriage in the District grows louder and more polarized, there are people whose support for the proposal is pe...

APA Was Right To Reject Harmful 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Groups like Exodus and the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), regularly encourage clients to say they have converted, even though they are still gay

The Anti-Gay Violence to Come

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Tiller's death illustrates the danger posed by the violent language used by fanatics, and the aggressive tactics used against abortion providers are seeping into the anti-gay movement.

Obama's Latest Preacher Problem

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Will spending time in the biblical backwater influence Obama's views and lead him to sell us down the river?