Tag Archives: LGBT youth

“Ex-Gay” Group NARTH Rebrands

Several years ago the co-founder of the vicious “ex-gay” outfit NARTH was busted in the Miami airport as he returned from a ten-day European vacation with the young Latino hooker he’d hired for the trip. This week they have a new name. Via Truth Wins Out: Truth Wins Out warned mental health professionals today not to be fooled by the …

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NEW JERSEY: Federal Judge Dismisses Challenge To “Ex-Gay” Torture Ban

Zack Ford has the story at Think Progress: After New Jersey passed its ban on ex-gay therapy for minors last year, two lawsuits were filed challenging the law, one by therapists wishing to continue to practice the harmful treatment and one by a family seeking to continue the treatment for their son. In November, a federal judge ruled against the …

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Nine Former “Ex-Gay” Leaders Unite In Opposition To Conversion Therapy Torture

The National Center for Lesbian Rights today posted a public letter from nine former leaders of the “ex-gay” movement in which they denounce so-called conversion therapy. At one time, we were not only deeply involved in these “ex-gay” programs, we were the founders, the leaders, and the promoters. Together we represent more than half a century of experience, so few …

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MICHIGAN: Bill To Ban “Ex-Gay” Torture Of Minors Introduced In State House

Via Michigan Live: Legislation introduced last week by state Rep. Adam Zemke, D-Ann Arbor, seeks to ban gay conversion therapy for minors. House Bill 5703 would amend Michigan’s mental health code to prohibit health professionals from attempting to change the sexual orientation of anyone under 18 years old. “The evidence shows you cannot change sexual orientation, so the legislation was …

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REPORT: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Was Kicked Out Of Rehab For Being Disruptive

According to a report published by the Toronto Star, embattled Mayor Rob Ford’s claims of a successful stint in crack rehab are untrue. Mayor Rob Ford pushed and scuffled with fellow rehab residents and was so verbally abusive that he was kicked out of his group therapy program, according to people who have knowledge of his two month stay at …

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Mat Staver Has The “Ex-Gay” Sadz

“I am deeply saddened for the families we represent and for the thousands of children that our professional clients counsel, many of whom developed these unwanted attractions because of abuse of a pedophile. The minors we represent do not want to act on same-sex attractions, nor do they want to engage in such behavior. They are greatly benefiting from this …

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SCOTUS Rejects Liberty Counsel’s Appeal Of California’s “Ex-Gay” Torture Ban

The Liberty Counsel already lost twice at the Ninth Circuit Court and today they were slapped down for a third time by the Supreme Court. Their appeal was filed on behalf of NARTH and crackpot “ex-gay” brainwasher David Pickup. There will be some outraged sadz about this. UPDATE: The National Center for Lesbian Rights applauds. NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter …

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WASHINGTON: Peter Sprigg Testifies Against Proposed “Ex-Gay” Torture Ban

“At the heart of the attacks on sexual reorientation therapy are two claims– that such therapies are ineffective, and that they are harmful. However, there is abundant anecdotal evidence that such therapies work — that is, people who say that they were helped by such therapies to change from predominantly homosexual to predominantly heterosexual. There is also scientific evidence. The …

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INDIANAPOLIS: Gay Wedding Officiants Raise Money For LGBT Youth Group

Marion County Clerk Beth White has arranged for marriage officiants to accept donations to the Indiana Youth Group, which advocates on behalf of LGBT kids, in lieu of payment for conducting same-sex weddings. From her Facebook page: Here’s your final update from the Clerk’s office for today, Wednesday, June 25. The last couple was married about 11PM today, capping off …

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#BornPerfect: NCLR Launches National Campaign Against “Ex-Gay” Torture

From the National Center for Lesbian Rights: NCLR has launched #BornPerfect: The Campaign to End Conversion Therapy in the next five years by passing laws across the country to protect LGBT kids, fighting in courtrooms to ensure their safety, and raising awareness about the serious harms caused by these dangerous practices. Few practices hurt LGBT youth more than attempts to …

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TEXAS: Police Arrest Suspect In 2012 Murder Of Teenage Lesbian

Nearly two years ago a young lesbian was shot and killed and her girlfriend was severely wounded as they visited a south Texas park. Vigils for the pair were held that weekend in several major cities. Yesterday police finally arrested a suspect. David Malcolm Strickland, 27, was arrested Friday by U.S. Marshals and Texas Rangers in the San Antonio suburb …

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NEW YORK: State Senate Blocks Trans Rights And “Ex-Gay” Therapy Ban Bills

As expected, the GOP leadership of the New York state Senate has blocked the passage of both GENDA and a bill that would ban the “ex-gay” torture of minors. Openly gay state Sen. Brad Hoylman reacts via press release: “It’s bitterly disappointing that the State Senate bowed to partisan politics and failed to protect our kids in New York from …

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KICKSTARTER: Documentary On LGBT Youth Homelessness For Ali Forney Center

From the Kickstarter page: Road to Home will follow a half dozen young LGBT people who turned to the streets after being rejected by their families. Having been in production for the last year, we have met a number of people who have allowed us into their lives and have agreed to be filmed. Through the use of observational footage, …

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NPR’s StoryCorps Animates A Man’s Tale Of Parents’ Rejection For Being Gay

It’s a cartoon but you still might want a tissue. (Tipped by JMG reader Chris)

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NEW YORK: State Assembly Passes Ban On “Ex-Gay” Torture For Minors

Via the Wall Street Journal: New York’s Assembly has passed a ban against health professionals trying to change a child’s sexual orientation through therapy. On Monday the Democratic-led Assembly passed the ban 86 to 28. It would prohibit licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health practitioners and physicians from using conversion therapy on anyone under 18. Clergy would not be …

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Tony Perkins Cheers Texas GOP

“Don’t be surprised if the Texas GOP lands on the Left’s list of ‘hate groups’ after their convention this past weekend. In affirming its state platform upholding natural marriage and the sanctity of life, the Lone Star’s GOP threw its weight behind a host of key values, including the right of patients to seek ‘reparative therapy’ for unwanted same-sex attractions. …

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JMG T-Shirt Model: Carl Siciliano

Since $5 from the sale of every JMG t-shirt goes to the Ali Forney Center, it’s only appropriate that our first model is AFC founder Carl Siciliano, seen here with his pet pig Sophie, who has her own Facebook page.  Get your own shirt here – you don’t get a pet pig, but you do get a copy of the …

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Texas GOP Backs “Ex-Gay” Torture

Yesterday I reported that the Texas GOP has tentatively removed the “worst” of the anti-gay language from its 2014 party platform. Today the Houston Chronicle reports on an addition to that platform: “We recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive …

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“Ex-Gay” Grindr Cruiser Matt Moore:
Trans Kids Are Possessed By Demons

“I get angry because of stories about kids like [six year-old transgender boy] Ryland. Angry at people. Angry as sin. Angry at Satan. I am not the type of person that believes Satan is hiding behind every rock, but I do think that there is a demonic element at play when little girls actually start to think they’re little boys, …

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Tonight In New York City

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