Conversion Therapy

LGBT Conversion Therapy Is Dying in Florida—and Fast

A network of LGBT Floridians has rapidly passed 17 local conversion therapy bans in as many months—a feat that no other state besides Ohio has come …

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LGBTQ Activists Amplify Their Plea For A Global End To Conversion Therapy

Right now, only three countries have bans in place.<p>LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Bisi Alimi came out as gay in Nigeria, his parents took him to a church where he underwent seven days of isolation, prayers and fasting to be “cured” of homosexuality, he said.<p>The experience, which …

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China urged to halt abusive gay ’conversion’ therapy

The Chinese government should stop hospitals from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy involving electroshock, involuntary confinement and …

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Rights group urges China to stop using electroshock therapy to 'convert' LGBT people

BEIJING — Taiwan could soon become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, while Hong Kong this month won its bid to host the Gay …

Canadian News

Strapped into chairs and electrocuted: How LGBT Chinese are forced into 'conversion therapy'

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Liu Xiaoyun had no idea what was about to happen to him.<p>The helmet he was wearing was wired to a machine; when the machine was turned on, a weird feeling of numbness washed across his scalp. The doctor turned a dial and that feeling was replaced by pain, as if he was being pinched …

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“Have You Considered Your Parents’ Happiness?” | Conversion Therapy Against LGBT People in China

Summary<p>The psychiatrist told my mom: ‘Homosexuality is just like all the other mental diseases, like depression, anxiety, or bipolar. It can be …

Rights & Freedoms

Human Rights Watch: China's Public Hospitals Are Still Electroshocking LGBT People

A new report by Human Rights Watch says the abusive practice is still in use despite recent progress made by LGBT activists.<p>China’s government is failing to crack down on conversion therapy, a dangerous and abusive practice that aims to forcibly turn gay people straight, Human Rights Watch said in …

World News

Rights report urges China to ban gay conversion therapy

HONG KONG (AP) — An international human rights group says China's government should stop hospitals and other medical facilities from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication.<p>The report by Human Rights …

LGBTQ

Forced medication and electroshock: ‘abuse rampant in Chinese gay conversion therapy’

When Chen Shuoli was sent to a mainland clinic last year to undergo “therapy” to convert him from gay to straight, he was forced to swallow unknown …

News (China)

Petition launched to ban dangerous gay ‘cure’ therapy

<b>A new petition has urged the government to ban gay conversion after an undercover investigation proved it still goes on in the UK.</b><p>A church in the …

LGBTQ

It’s not conversion therapy to learn to love your body: A teen desister tells her story

<i>Noor is the 14-year-old daughter of Brie Jontry, spokesperson for 4thwavenow (see here for more from Brie).</i><p><i>Noor believed she was male for 2.5 years,</i> …

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Some Hospitals In China Still Use LGBTQ Electroschock Therapy

The idea that repeatedly shocking someone with an electrical current will change their sexual orientation or gender identity is so barbaric that it …

LGBTQ

INTERNATIONAL MR LEATHER 2017: THE NAKED INTERVIEW! A Conversation With Ralph Bruneau

Many Americans choose to take it easy and unwind (or "chillax", as the kiddies say...) during Memorial Day weekend. However, in Chicago, the last weekend in May is less about “rest and relaxation” than about “fraternity and <i>faire la fête</i>" for the GLBTQ’s international Leather/BSDM/Kink community. …

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Make offering gay conversion therapy a criminal offence

Petition Make offering gay conversion therapy a criminal offence<p>Being gay is not an illness, yet to this day gay people are still offered 'therapies' …

UK Parliament

BBC sparks outrage after asking: 'Should gay conversion therapy be banned?'

The BBC has sparked outrage after it asked in a poll whether the widely discredited and hugely controversial practice of gay “conversion therapy” …

LGBTQ

BBC Apologises Over Gay Conversion Tweet Asking If 'Therapy' Should Be Banned

'Shocking and deeply disappointing.'<p>The BBC has apologised after an online poll sparked outrage when listeners were asked whether gay conversion …

LGBTQ

BBC sorry over gay conversion tweet

<b>The BBC has apologised for an online poll that asked whether gay conversion therapy is acceptable practice.</b><p>BBC Radio Kent tweeted: "TV Doctor Dr Ranj has told breakfast gay conversion therapy is akin to psychological abuse; Should gay conversion therapy be banned?"<p>The Gay Times said BBC radio had …

LGBTQ

Twitter blasts BBC Radio poll about gay conversion therapy

There really are such things as stupid questions.<p>BBC Radio Kent has apologised after the station tweeted an offensive poll on gay conversion therapy …

LGBTQ

BBC apologises for running a poll about gay conversion therapy following This Morning doctor interview

"The poll wasn't the most appropriate way of handling this sensitive issue."<p>The BBC has apologised after posting a poll about gay conversion therapy …

LGBTQ

In Brazil, art exhibits latest flashpoints in cultural war

SAO PAULO (AP) — A couple of modern art exhibits and a play have become leading battlegrounds in a growing culture war in Brazil, a nation whose fame for barely there bikinis masks a rising trend of conservatism.<p>Protesters waved a Brazilian flag and shouted "No! No! Not our children!" to denounce …

Brazil

Take A Stand For LGBT Rights In Brazil With This T-Shirt

In 1999, Brazil's Federal Council of Psychology banned psychologists from offering treatments that claimed to "cure" people's sexuality. The country took a step backward last months when <b>Waldemar de Carvalho</b>, a federal judge in Brazil, overturned this 18-year ban on the use of gay conversion therapy.<p>…

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Cop This T-Shirt to Support LGBTQ Rights in Brazil

Wear your heart--or at least your ideals--on your chest and fight LGBTQ oppression overseas at the same time. The latest source of dismaying rollbacks in LGBTQ rights comes from Brazil, where conversion therapy was given new legitimacy. Last month a federal judge overturned a decision from 1999 …

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National Museum of American History Acquires Archival Collection Related to LGBT Conversion Therapy

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History recently acquired an archival collection related to the work of John J. Smid, a former minister …

LGBTQ

The conservative conference Trump spoke at today featured an exhibit on gay conversion therapy

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump delivered a speech at the Values Voter Summit on Friday, hosted by the far-right Christian organization The Family Research Council.<p>The convention also featured an exhibit on gay conversion therapy, which seeks to navigate homosexuals and their family members …

LGBTQ

I'm Still Gay After Mormon Gay Conversion Therapy

Despite being exhaustively debunked by The American Psychological Association, the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, the gay conversion therapy movement sadly persists in religious organizations. Twenty years ago, shortly …

LGBTQ

10 Shocking Cure Therapies Used On The LGBT Community

It wasn’t so long ago that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender was considered to be abnormal. Those who belonged to this community were …

LGBTQ

Garrard Conley on Identity and Surviving Conversion Therapy

Our current political situation is striking major concern within the LGBTQ community. Though great strides have been made in the recent years, it’s scarily easy to revert back to old ways. We need people within the LGBTQ community to stand up for their rights and remain vocal, to ensure that …

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Miami-Dade rejects ban on gay-conversion therapy

Miami-Dade commissioners on Tuesday rejected a ban on gay-conversion therapy for minors, saying the proposed crackdown would thrust local government …

LGBTQ

Colorado town officially declares its opposition to gay "conversion therapy"

Westminster became the first city in Colorado to officially declare its opposition to "conversion therapy" when earlier this week the mayor and town council issued a proclamation against the controversial practice.<p>“The City of Westminster acknowledges that conversion therapy to change one’s sexual …

LGBTQ

‘Sunday Sessions’ Documents A Disturbing Example Of Conversion Therapy

Director Richard Yeagley’s new film, Sunday Sessions, goes inside the world of conversion therapy. Nathan, a devout Catholic, is gay. Deeply conflicted by his sexual orientation, he contacts “therapist” Christopher Doyle to help him work through the issues that presumably made him gay. The next 90 …

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