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Gay Conversion Therapy

A Child Is Listening: Your Homophobia's Real Impact

Jarrett Hill | Posted 04.08.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett Hill

To the ladies who felt the man was "a waste" and a "damn shame" for possibly being gay, I pray that there isn't a child who will read your words online or hear them from your mouth.

Maryland Lawmaker Accuses Gay Conversion Group Of Profiting Off Ignorance, Traumatizing Teens

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Maryland state Del. Jon Cardin (D) accused advocates for so-called gay conversion therapy of “preaching false science” that traumatizes teenagers ...

Another State May Soon Ban Gay Conversion Therapy For Minors

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

The practice of so-called "conversion" therapy on minors -- in which therapists attempt to "cure" their patients of homosexuality -- could soon be ban...

UPDATE: Would You Choose to Be Straight? New Sci-Fi Film Explores (WATCH HERE)

Connor Hurley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Connor Hurley

In October of 2012, I wrote about the personal inspiration behind my award-winning short film The Naturalist (which you can read here). In my post, ...

The Awful 'Therapy' We Need To Stop Writing About

Susannah Meyer | Posted 04.12.2014 | Teen
Susannah Meyer

Imagine this: you're a confused teenager growing up, fostered by social pressures that dictate who you should be, what you should do and who you should be with. Instead of working to accept yourself, you're encouraged to partake in "reparative therapy" or gay conversion.

Sadness Over Governor Christie's Problems

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

As a Democrat from Pennsylvania who is hoping Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016, I am not doing cartwheels over New Jersey Governor Chris...

I Appreciate Your Insistence, but No, I'm Not Gay

Eric Barry | Posted 02.02.2014 | Comedy
Eric Barry

These days jokes about my sexuality hardly bother me, but the ownership that many women feel they have over it most certainly does. Let's dish! (I'm thinking my new catchphrase will really help reinforce my masculinity.)

'Ask Amy' Offers AMAZING Advice To Homophobic Parent

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Advice columnist "Ask Amy," otherwise known as Amy Dickinson, had some choice words for a parent who just doesn't know what to do with their gay son, ...

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...

Another Step Toward Banning Gay Conversion Therapy

Chana Wilson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Chana Wilson

Hallelujah! The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld California's S.B. 1172, the landmark bill that makes it illegal for licensed California therapists to practice gay conversion therapy on minors. Last April I felt compelled to go to court to hear the appeals case.

California Gay Conversion Therapy Ban Upheld By Court

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court sided with California on Thursday and upheld the first law in the nation banning a psychological treatme...

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...

Jan Brewer Fights Back Against Satirical Article

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) is not pleased about a fake press release suggesting that she wants gay conversion therapy in schools. On Wednesday "ci...

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...

Right-Wing Group To Sue To Protect Kids Who Allegedly Become Gay From Molestation

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Right-wing religious organization Liberty Counsel is threatening to file suit over New Jersey's ban on gay conversion therapy, a bill that Governor Ch...

Christie Signs Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a law on Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, the lat...

Christie To Sign Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy

AP | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

BY ANGELA DELLI SANTI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie plans to sign a bill Monday barring licensed therapists from...

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.

Gay v. Ex-Gay and the Ties That Divide

Brittney Bullock | Posted 09.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Brittney Bullock

There is arguably a great deal of hostility toward the ex-gay community, but upon a closer investigation, the cause is clear and comprehensible.

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

The Controversial 'Gay Cure' And One Ex-Patient's Quest To Reunite With His Therapist

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices

In 2004, when Mathew Shurka was 16, his father brought him to a licensed therapist who claimed he could make gay people straight. Books lined the wall...

Exodus 'Ex-Gays' and an Effeminate Boy

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Exodus International leader Alan Chambers apologized recently for the harm done to LGBT people by the so-called "ex-gay" movement. In that moment, the face that came to mind for me was the bruised, burned and emaciated face of 15-year-old Raymond Buys.

WATCH: Exodus International President Admits Failure, But Has New Mission In Mind

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 06.21.2013 | Religion

After announcing the closure of Exodus International this week, the organization's president Alan Chambers admitted to its failures in a discussion wi...

'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.

Cavan Sieczkowski

New App Offers 'Gay Cure' In Just 60 Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A new app claims to offer a 60-day "gay cure" that will teach users how to finally find "freedom from the bondage of homosexuality." The app is fro...