Tag Archives: ex-gay

OHIO: Toledo City Council Unanimously Bans Ex-Gay Torture And Makes Gender Identity A Protected Class

The Toledo Blade reports: The Toledo City Council unanimously approved a ban on conversion therapy today while also making gender identity a protected class in the city. The proposal was lauded earlier in the day during a public hearing by supporters but also criticized by clergymen who asked if they would be prohibited from counseling people who are gay. Conversion ...

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CALIFORNIA: Anti-LGBT Christian Hate Group Petitions SCOTUS To Overturn State Ban On Ex-Gay Torture

Via World Net Daily: The U.S. Supreme Court has been handed a bombshell: An appeal of a lower-court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking with teens about the biblical standard for sexuality. The case challenges laws that force licensed counselors to affirm homosexuality, prohibiting them from helping clients overcome same-sex attractions. Such laws have been adopted in New Jersey, ...

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The Dark History Of Ex-Gay Torture [VIDEO]

Seeker reports: Gay conversion therapy aims to turn gay, lesbian or transgender individuals into heterosexuals. Patients are predominantly minors or young adults and many are forced or pressured into it. Just this month, the tiny island of Malta became the first European nation to outlaw gay conversion therapy. Evidence increasingly shows that it can cause serious medical and psychological harm, ...

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PITTSBURGH: Mayor To Sign Ex-Gay Torture Ban Into Law After Unanimous Vote By City Council

The Associated Press reports: The Pittsburgh City Council has unanimously voted to ban mental health professionals in the city from using on minors a therapy that attempts to change sexual orientation or how people identify their gender. City spokesman Timothy McNulty tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Mayor Bill Peduto plans to sign the legislation. Numerous medical and psychiatric groups oppose ...

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New Group Seeks To Ban Ex-Gay Torture Nationwide

The Washington Blade reports: Organizers of a newly launched D.C.-based organization aimed at stopping so-called “conversion therapy” for LGBT minors throughout the country announced on Monday they will work with activists and lawmakers in 45 states to advocate for bills to ban the practice. The organization, called 50 Bills 50 States, will operate as an all-volunteer group. It has already ...

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Anti-Gay Site Founded By Alleged Ex-Gay Man Attacks “Morally Failing” Malta For Banning Ex-Gay Torture

Earlier this year Michael Voris, the virulently anti-gay and comically bewigged Catholic activist behind the website Church Militant, confessed that he had once led a “sexually sinful life of live-in relationships with homosexual men.” Today Voris’ site denounces Malta, which last week banned ex-gay torture. From their article: Although Malta has a 90-plus percent Catholic population and is a Catholic ...

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ARIZONA: Diocese Of Phoenix To Host Ex-Gay Training On How Not To Commit Hot Sweaty Gay Sodomy

Via press release from Christian Newswire: The Diocese of Phoenix and Courage International will host the upcoming Truth and Love conference. The goal is to offer sound practical and pastoral guidance on the topics of homosexuality and sexual identity. The event, Jan. 9-11, 2017, at St. Paul Parish in Phoenix, is the third of its kind. Previous educational conferences organized ...

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Philadelphia Moves To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

Via press release: Councilman Mark Squilla (1st District) on Thursday introduced a bill to ban the practice of so-called conversion therapy on LGBTQ youth in the City of Philadelphia. Also referred to as “reparative” or “ex-gay” therapy, conversion therapy is any practice by a mental health provider that seeks to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity, including efforts ...

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MALTA: Parliament Unanimously Bans Ex-Gay Torture

The Guardian reports: Malta has become the first country in Europe to ban gay conversion therapy after the parliament in Valetta unanimously approved a bill outlawing attempts to “cure” homosexuals of their sexuality. Under the new Affirmation of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression Act, anyone found guilty of trying to “change, repress or eliminate a person’s sexual orientation, ...

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Pence Spox: He Never Supported Ex-Gay Torture

The New York Times reports: Since Gov. Mike Pence was chosen as Donald J. Trump’s running mate in July, he has faced complaints from groups critical of his record on gay and transgender rights, who said he has long been an opponent of the gains made by the L.G.B.T. community in recent years. Mr. Pence has been particularly dogged by ...

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ROAD HARD: Ex-Gay Nutjob Group Takes New Name

Via press release: A high-profile non-profit organization that provides peer- support programs primarily for men who experience same-sex attractions – but who chose not to live gay lives or to identify as gay – is changing its name. Known since its 2000 founding as People Can Change, the international non-profit is renaming and rebranding itself as an interfaith fellowship called ...

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TEXAS: Ex-Gay Torture Billboards Appear In Waco

This is the same lame artwork PFOX was using ten years ago. From the Dallas Morning News: The controversial signs are sponsored by Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays, a nonprofit organization that, according to its website, was created “to be an alternative to the misinformed gay family groups which insist that parents can only prove their love for ...

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Seattle City Council Unanimously Bans Ex-Gay Torture

Via press release from the National Center for Lesbian Rights: Today, Seattle City Council unanimously voted to protect LGBTQ youth in the city from conversion therapy, making Seattle the 10th jurisdiction—along with California, New Jersey, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Vermont, Washington, D.C., Cincinnati, and Miami Beach, FL—to protect youth from this dangerous practice. Today’s 9-0 vote protects LGBTQ youth from ...

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Ex-Gay Nutjob: Satan Made Your Child Gay

The relentlessly vicious Christian site Charisma News has published a primer of sorts for parents whose children have come out. The first thing to do, ex-gay lunatic David Kyle Foster notes, is to blame Satan. He writes: Despite what the media and all of the pride parades might have you think, no one wants to be gay! Your child did ...

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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Denies Support For Ex-Gay Torture Appears In GOP Platform (It Does)

Yesterday RNC chairman Reince Priebus flatly denied that ex-gay torture is part of the 2016 GOP platform even though it was preliminarily approved last week thanks to Tony Perkins. From the Associated Press: Priebus denied that language inserted into a draft of the party platform encourages “conversion therapy,” which religious conservatives believe can stop gay people from being gay. The ...

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CLEVELAND: Draft GOP Party Platform Drops Call For Constitutional Amendment To Ban Same-Sex Marriage UPDATE: Draft Language Fails, Ban Call Remains

EARLIER….. Even though the 2016 GOP platform is full of anti-LGBT language, this issue, should the draft language stick, represents a huge loss for platform committee member Tony Perkins. CNN reports: In a major shift, the platform would drop the pursuit of a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and a woman, opting instead to oppose ...

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Trump Selects Ex-Gay Torture Advocate Michelle “Crazy Eyes” Bachmann For Evangelical Advisory Board

Former Rep. Michelle “Crazy Eyes” Bachmann, who co-owns an ex-gay torture clinic with her husband Ladybird Bachmann, is the first name on the list of evangelical advisors released today by the Trump campaign. From the Washington Blade: The 26 members of the board are a who’s who of individuals who’ve sought to undermine LGBT rights. Members were announced on the ...

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BELGIUM: Man Seeks Euthanasia Because 17 Years Of Ex-Gay Torture Hasn’t Cured His Homosexuality

The BBC reports: A gay man in Belgium is trying to end his life because he cannot accept his sexuality. He told the Victoria Derbyshire programme he wanted to be granted euthanasia on the grounds of extreme psychological suffering. Sébastien has thought carefully about the moment he hopes his life will come to an end. “The moment when they put ...

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UNANIMOUS VOTE: Miami Beach Bans Ex-Gay Torture

Via press release: By a unanimous vote from all members present, the Miami Beach Commission — in a move spearheaded by Commissioner John Aleman at the urging of SAVE, South Florida’s foremost advocate for the LGBTQ community — enacted today a ban on so-called “conversion therapy,” also known as “reparative therapy.” So-called “conversion therapy” is a sham treatment which aims ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Ex-Gay Torture Ban Dies For Current Session Despite Approval From Both Chambers

Two weeks ago the New Hampshire Senate followed the state House in approving a ban on ex-gay torture. The Senate vote even came with the support of GOP Majority Leader Jeb Bradley. But that’s where the good news ends, for now. New Hampshire Public Radio reports: The House and Senate passed differing versions of a ban on conversion therapy earlier ...

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