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'Father Hunger' Doesn't Mean You're Gay

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

I know that I am inviting controversy by claiming that some straight men seek sex with men, especially because I have found that "father hunger" can be a contributing factor. However, there is a world of difference between what I am claiming and what the reparative therapists claim.

Evangelism as Therapy

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Encountering the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg in the D.C. Council Chambers on June 27 took me back five years to our battles over the District's marriage equality bill. This time it was a hearing on a bill to prohibit conversion therapy for minors.

U.S. Air Force Academy -- It Doesn't Get Better

Tom Carpenter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

Setting off yet another scandal, the United States Air Force Academy has hired and promoted "ex-gay" cure advocate, Dr. Michael Rosebush, USAFA 1975, as a staff member for the Academy's Center of Character and Leadership Development.

Will Hotel Giant Stop Hosting 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Events?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices

A petition from pro-gay organization All Out and SumOfUs is aiming to put pressure on Marriott about the international hotel chain's polarizing decisi...

NARTH Loses Tax Exempt Status

Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D. | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion
Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.

In recent days NARTH's office has been telling potential donors that the IRS notice is a mistake. However, NARTH has not issued any statement nor alerted donors that donations to NARTH claimed on a tax return may subject the taxpayer to a penalty.

Gay Advocacy Groups Decry Controversial 'Dr. Oz' Episode

Posted 11.29.2012 | Gay Voices

A controversial "Dr. Oz Show" episode has sparked the ire of the nation's most high-profile lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy gro...

It's Time To Ban Reparative Therapy

Wayne Besen | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

Reparative therapy, which seeks to "cure" homosexuality, is a destructive form of consumer fraud, where avaricious practitioners try to profit off their victims by instilling a deep sense of shame and guilt. There is not one shard of evidence supporting such efforts.

Another Researcher Complains That an Anti-Gay Group Distorted Her Work

Alvin McEwen | Posted 03.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

NARTH's Rick Fitzgibbons cited the work of Theodora Sirota to make the case that children in same-sex households are not raised better than children "in stable homes with a mother and a father." According to Sirota, Fitzgibbons misused her work.

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.

'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.

George Rekers Resigns From Anti-Gay Group In Wake Of 'Rentboy' Scandal (VIDEO: 'Rentboy' Speaks Out)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prominent anti-gay activist George Rekers, who was caught last week returning from a 10-day trip to Europe with a male escort he found on Rentboy.com,...

Homosexual Reparative Therapy Does Not Work & Other Statements of the Obvious

David Ambroz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Ambroz

While it would be better to acknowledge the damage done to individuals as a rationale to stop the practice, at the very least the APA took a step forward to stop the practice of reparative therapy for good.

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 Big 'Ex-Gay' Extravaganza

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Wayne Besen

Exodus Intl. may smile and tell the mainstream media they love homosexuals, but at the "ex-gay" group's glitzy annual conference in Asheville, NC., 700 confused gay people had their souls strip-mined.