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Pray the Gay Away

WATCH: Catholic School Responds To Controversy Surrounding 'Pray The Gay Away' Speaker

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

Cardinal Spellman High School, located in New York City's The Bronx, has been the source of a recent controversy after the Catholic educational instit...

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.

Just Because He Breathes: Learning to Truly Love Our Gay Son

Linda Robertson | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Robertson

We told our son that he had to choose between Jesus and his sexuality. Choosing God, practically, meant living a lifetime condemned to being alone. So, just before his 18th birthday, Ryan, depressed, suicidal and disillusioned, made a new choice.

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.

An Open Letter to Exodus International's Super-Remorseful Alan Chambers

John Shore | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices
John Shore

I heard you say that you regret the way in which Exodus communicated its message. And I definitely heard you repeatedly say that it's high time for the church to start welcoming gay people. But I never heard you say that it's OK for people to be gay.

Hasta La Vista, Exodus International

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

There are not enough words in the world to undo the harm done to LGBT people who have been damaged, devalued and, in far too many cases, destroyed by the toxic narrative that their sexual orientation was an illness to be cured.

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...

Judge William Shubb's Injudicious View of 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

In an odd court decision released Monday, federal judge William Shubb temporarily blocked California from enforcing S.B. 1172, a groundbreaking law that prohibits anti-gay therapists from trying to turn gay minors straight. It seems Shubb is a bit confused about the First Amendment.

Dear Evangelicals, Let's Stop Burying Our Heads In The Sand On 'Ex-Gay' Ministries

Justin Lee | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Justin Lee

Let me say this as a fellow evangelical: Brothers and sisters, whether you support or oppose same-sex relationships, one fact is undeniable. No ministry can turn same-sex-attracted people into opposite-sex-attracted people. It simply doesn't happen.

I Finally Understand Gay Conversion Therapy!

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Dhesi

This week I found myself beginning to finally understand the concept of gay conversion therapy. I'd always thought that the idea was to "switch off" someone's sexuality and "teach" that person how to fancy the opposite sex. I was wrong.

Can We Leave The Ex-Gays Alone?

Jayson Littman | Posted 06.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Jayson Littman

The truth is that ex-gays are not fully accepted in their own religious communities. While preachers and rabbis publicly regard their ex-gay congregants as heroes and champions, ex-gays are often ridiculed and judged by the very people that demand they change.

Lesbian Chef Entitled To $1.6 Million After Boss Prayed To Cure Her Sexuality

Posted 04.03.2012 | Gay Voices

It's a big payday for one New York-based lesbian chef who says her boss openly prayed to God to "heal" her. The New York Post reports that Mirella...

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.