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Is The Battle Against 'Ex-Gay' Therapy More Important Than Marriage Equality?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices

The U.N. Committee Against Torture is expected to hear testimony from the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) on reparative (or "ex-gay") therap...

Texas GOP Chair Laments Inclusion Of Gay Conversion Therapy In Party Platform

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics

Texas Republican Party Chairman Steve Munisteri lamented the adoption of language supporting gay conversion "therapy" to the party's platform on Thurs...

Jennifer Bendery

House Committee Invites Witness To Go On Anti-Gay Rant, Because Religious Freedom

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House subcommittee held a Tuesday hearing on religious freedom and, among other witnesses, Liberty University dean and professor of la...

Lila Shapiro

Conversion Therapy Ban Proposed In Pennsylvania

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The effort to ban a controversial therapy that purports to make gay people straight is gaining momentum in Pennsylvania, say opponents of the practice...

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...

Lila Shapiro

New Jersey Makes Move On Controversial Gay 'Cure' Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices

On Monday, New Jersey became the second state to pass a law banning licensed counselors from practicing a controversial therapy on minors that attempt...

Huffington This Week: Parallel Lives

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Arianna Huffington

Conversion therapy has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years, not only in the form of lawsuits seeking to outlaw the treatment, but in the unequivocal opinion of mental health professionals that it is complete and utter nonsense.

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...

Exposed 'Ex-Gay' Blogger Sells Computer, Locks Phone To 'Prevent Giving Into Temptation'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.08.2013 | Gay Voices

The "ex-gay" Christian blogger and religious advocate revealed to be leading a double life on Grindr is taking some further measures to "prevent givin...

Lila Shapiro

Gay 'Cure' Proponents Defend Practice In New Jersey

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices

A first-of-its kind lawsuit challenging the practice of gay "conversion therapy" is winding its way through the New Jersey legal system. On Monday, la...

'Ex-Gay' Christian Blogger Found On Male Hookup App

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices

An "ex-gay" Christian advocate, who blogs about how religion saved him from a life of homosexual sin, was recently discovered on gay hookup app Grindr...

Historic Gay Rights Moves Becoming Real In 2013

Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Measures on gay rights and child safety are among the top state laws taking effect at the start of 20...

Michelangelo Signorile

New Jersey Senator On Gay Marriage, Reparative Therapy Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.27.2012 | Gay Voices

New Jersey Democratic Senate President Stephen Sweeney responded strongly to charges by openly gay Assemblyman Reed Gusciora that he's stalling on a v...

Lila Shapiro

Dueling California 'Gay Cure' Law Court Rulings Draw Battle Lines

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Shortly after California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed groundbreaking legislation this fall that banned licensed therapists from practicing gay "convers...

Lila Shapiro

First U.S. 'Gay Cure' Law Tested As Battle Over 'Reparative' Therapy Heats Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.01.2012 | Gay Voices

Jerry Spencer's counselor once placed bags of ice on his hands while showing him photos of men holding hands. Chaim Levin's "life coach" told him to s...

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Courage and 'Conversion' Therapy

Ed Coffin | Posted 12.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Ed Coffin

I believe it's so critically important to expose these religious groups and the real harm they're inflicting in people's lives.

Former Reparative Therapy Patient Says 'Ex-Gay' Procedures Were 'Horrible' And 'Traumatic'

Posted 10.08.2012 | Gay Voices

An emotional video testimony from a gay man who claims to have undergone reparative or "ex-gay conversion" therapy as a teenager is making the blogosp...

Lila Shapiro

'Cure' For Gays Ignites Passion In New Jersey

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.05.2012 | Gay Voices

In California and New Jersey, lawmakers, gay-rights advocates, therapists, and religious organizations are fighting over the future of a controversial...

So Cal Student Says 'Gay Cure' Worked For Him

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.05.2012 | Los Angeles

A Southern California college student who claims he reversed his own homosexuality with reparative therapy has filed a lawsuit against California for ...

What Would You Do If Your Parents Offered A Prize To Turn You Straight?

Posted 09.27.2012 | Gay Voices

Yesterday, a lot of you chimed in on our story about the Hong Kong tycoon who is offering a $65 million "reward" to any man who would marry his alread...

Hong Kong Tycoon Offers Millions To Man Who Can Woo His Lesbian Daughter

Posted 09.27.2012 | Gay Voices

A Hong Kong billionaire has offered up a staggering, if bizarre, "marriage bounty" to any man who can woo his daughter, who is currently married to a ...

Lila Shapiro

California Seeks To Ban A 'Cure' For Homosexuality

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.20.2012 | Gay Voices

When James Guay was 12, he went into a Christian bookstore to look for information on what was wrong with him. He found just one book on homosexuality...

Anti-Gay Preacher Dreams Of 100,000 Gays Converting To Heterosexuality And Curing AIDS

Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices

Lou Engle, so-called "visionary" and co-founder of TheCall solemn assemblies, a "movement of prayer gathering young adults [who] pray and fast for bre...

Gay Baby Boomers Waiting for More Apologies

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 08.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Sharlach

Dr. Robert Spitzer, considered by some to be the father of modern psychiatry, just made front page news when he apologized to the gay community, recanting a well-publicized 2003 study he had done supporting the use of reparative therapy to "cure" homosexuality.

Robin Wilkey

VICTORY: California May Be First In Nation To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 06.02.2012 | San Francisco

The California State Senate approved a bill that would make California the first state in the nation to ban the use of conversion therapy, a type of p...