Topics :: reparative therapy

LGBT Center Head Claims Rape at Hands of 'Gay Cure' Counselor

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Sep 1, 2014
A man who has grown into healthy self-acceptance and prominence in the GLBT community as the head of an LGBT center in Mississippi says that his journey included a nightmarish detour into "reparative therapy" that included rape.

D.C. Council Mulls Reparative Therapy Ban

By John Riley | Friday Jul 4, 2014
A June 27 hearing lasting nearly five hours unfolded before the D.C. Council, which is considering a bill that would seek to ban reparative or conversion therapy for minors.

Texas Dems Unveil Pro-LGBT Platform: Ban Conversion Therapy

By Bobby McGuire | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
The Texas Democratic Party is putting gay rights front and center this November at the ballot box with a platform that calls for a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors, marriage equality and employment non-discrimination.

Texas GOP Chairman Rejects Party’s Policy on Conversion Therapy

By EDGE | Friday Jun 20, 2014
Rifts continued to form in the Texas Republican Party this week when state GOP chairman Steve Munisteri went on the record rejecting the party’s recently adopted plank language condoning gay conversion therapy.

NJ Court Rules ’Ex-Gay’ Therapy Practitioners Potentially Liable for Costs to Undo Their Damage

By EDGE | Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
According to a New Jersey Superior Court ruling, an organization performing gay conversion therapy may be liable to pay for legitimate therapy to undo psychological damage done to their former clients.

A Look at Debate Over Therapy for Gays, Lesbians

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jun 6, 2014
The Texas Republican Party is considering endorsing psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay people straight. Adding such language to its new platform would contrast with efforts in some other states to limit such counseling.

Gay Man Sues Hypnosis Clinic For Trying to Turn Him Straight

By Winnie McCroy | Friday May 16, 2014
For the first time ever, a Beijing court has agreed to hear the case of a gay man who is suing a Chinese clinic after doctors tried to turn him straight during hypnosis.

Texas Doctor: Adele and Tight Underwear Make You Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
In a new British show that explores "conversion therapy" a Texas doctor says that in order to be straight, gay people must throw away any Adele music they own and stop wearing tight underwear.

Bill to Prevent Gay Conversion Passes Wash. House

Friday Feb 14, 2014
A bill intended to prevent health care providers from trying to convert gay people under age 18 has passed the state House.

Court Won’t Revisit California ’Gay Therapy’ Ban

Wednesday Jan 29, 2014
A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling upholding a California law that barred mental counseling aimed at changing a minor’s sexual orientation.