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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...

Former Ex-Gay Leader On 'Reparative' Therapy: 'We Set Them Up For A Facade'

Posted 05.08.2012 | Gay Voices

The former director of the "ex-gay" conservative Christian ministry Love in Action spoke to CNN today ahead of a feature-length documentary film that ...

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...

11 Ridiculous, Strange, And Terrifying Conversion Therapy Methods For 'Curing' Homosexuality

Posted 12.31.2011 | Gay Voices

For as long as humans have found displeasure with the idea of homosexuality, there have been attempts to "cure" afflicted individuals of their "unnatu...

'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 ...