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'Gay Cure' Organization's President Shifts Stance On Homosexuality

Posted 06.20.2013 | Gay Voices

The president of Exodus International spoke out on HuffPost Live after officials announced plans to shutter the controversial ministry. “The way...

'Ex-Gay' Group Shuts Down, But Movement Is Re-Branding

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It's terrific news that Exodus International, the largest and most known group that promoted "reparative therapy," is shutting down. But don't be fooled into thinking this is anything more than a re-branding for the "pray-away-the-gay" movement. It's certainly not a surrender.

Anti-Gay Ministry Shuts Down

Posted 06.21.2013 | Religion

Exodus International, a large Christian ministry that claimed to offer a "cure" for homosexuality, plans to shut down. In a press release posted on...

WATCH: Dad's Homosexuality Blamed For Son's Tragic Death

OWN | Posted 06.20.2013 | OWN

Jerry, a man married for more than two decades and a father of two, spent years fighting his attraction to other men. He listened to tapes from "ex-ga...

WATCH: Man Who Touted 'Cure' For Homosexuality Now Has A New Message

OWN | Posted 06.13.2013 | OWN

For almost 40 years, the group called Exodus International, widely considered one of the world's largest "ex-gay" organizations, claimed to offer a "c...

'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...

Lila Shapiro

UN Tackles Gay 'Conversion Therapy' For First Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A panel of mental health experts, human rights advocates, religious leaders and a former patient gathered Thursday at the United Nations Church Center...

Pray The Gay Away Group Releases Blooper Reel That Is, Well, Pretty Fabulous

Posted 01.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Well, this is fabulous! Exodus International, a Christian group that helps "men and women seeking freedom from unwanted same-sex attraction" has re...

Torn by Justin Lee: Gay Evangelical Writes A Coming Out Story Your Conservative Grandmother Could Love

Lillian Daniel | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Lee is beyond charitable throughout his story. He's written a book that your Southern Baptist grandmother could read and then sigh at the end, "Well, bless his sweet heart."

Chicken With a Side of Bigotry: Chick-fil-A's Ungodly Business Plan

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Chick-fil-A makes a chicken sandwich so good that footballer Cassanova McKinzy chose a college based on the proximity of said sandwich. So good that some people drive miles to imbibe. So good that God said only straight people can eat them. Wait... what?

'Ex-Gay' Christian Group Backs Away From Reparative Therapy

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 06.27.2012 | Gay Voices

MINNEAPOLIS -- The president of the country's best-known Christian ministry dedicated to helping people repress same-sex attraction through prayer is ...

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...

Why Willow Creek Severed Ties With Ex-Gay Ministry Exodus International

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.21.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

Today is a red letter day at Soulforce. One of the organizations with whom we have worked has finally ended its formal relationship with the "gay conversion" ministry Exodus International.

More Than 14,500 Rally Online to Fight "Gay Cure" Therapy in Hong Kong

Joe Mirabella | Posted 08.31.2011 | World
Joe Mirabella

A petition calling on the Hong Kong government to drop "gay cure" therapist Hong Kwai-wah has reached more than 14,500 signatures in the last 48 hours.

Bianca Bosker

Apple Pulls Controversial 'Gay Cure' App

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Five weeks after it launched on iTunes, a controversial iPhone application that claims to help gay individuals become heterosexual through "biblical t...

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 Under Fire For Approving 'Gay Cure' iPhone App

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Apple is under fire for approving a controversial iPhone app created by a religious organization that seeks to help gay individuals become heterosexua...

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...

Coming Out Is An Act Of Love

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

Young people who tell the truth and have support from their religious communities and their families have the potential to live and love and be productive citizens.

National Christian Group Pulls Support For Anti-Gay Event, Calls For 'Tolerance'

CNN | Dan Gilgoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A national Christian organization will stop sponsoring an annual event that encourages school students to "counter the promotion of homosexual behavio...

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.

'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.

U.S. Evangelicals' Role Seen In Uganda Anti-Gay Push

nytimes.com | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Last March, three American evangelical Christians, whose teachings about "curing" homosexuals have been widely discredited in the U...

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