Conversion Therapy

3 states introduce bills to ban conversion therapy on LGBTQ youth

From our friends at<p>BY NICO LANG<p>Three states introduced legislation this week banning any attempt to “change” the sexual orientation or gender …

LGBTQ

129 anti-LGBTQ state bills were introduced in 2017, new report says

At least 129 anti-LGBTQ bills were introduced across 30 states during the 2017 state legislative season, according to a new report published by LGBTQ advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Twelve of these bills — which range from adoption laws to “religious freedom” legislation — became law, …

LGBTQ

SPLC seeks to defend ban on conversion therapy challenged by hate group

The SPLC filed the motion to intervene on behalf of Equality Florida, the state’s largest civil rights organization advocating on behalf of lesbian, …

LGBTQ

Measure to Ban Discredited ‘Conversion Therapy’ Fails in New Hampshire

Lawmakers in New Hampshire have voted against a proposal to ban “conversion therapy,” a discredited practice that is meant to discourage same-sex attraction.<p>The bills sought to prohibit counselors from proposing or engaging in treatments to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity. …

LGBTQ

Broward County, Florida Votes to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

HRC praised the Broward County Board of Commissioners for passing a measure yesterday to protect LGBTQ youth from so-called “conversion therapy.” The …

LGBTQ

Florida broadcast media should learn from mistakes of West Palm Beach's coverage of ban on harmful anti-LGBTQ conversion therapy

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters<br>Bans on harmful conversion therapy, which seeks to turn LGBTQ people straight, are gaining traction in Florida<b>Palm Beach</b> …

LGBTQ

Florida county considers ban on gay conversion therapy for children

The Broward County Commission in Florida could end a controversial therapy program designed to convert children from gay to straight, according to a report by WSVN-TV.<p>If the proposed ordinances are approved, the county would bar licensed therapists from using “conversion therapy” on minors in an …

LGBTQ

All of the medical organisations who think gay cure therapy is bulls**t

As proponents of gay ‘cure’ therapy take to the internet to target vulnerable gay people, we take a look at everyone who has disavowed the …

LGBTQ

Malaysian government funding conversion therapy to "cure" trans women

“Corrective therapy violates everyone’s rights in so many ways. If transgender people feel that they cannot change themselves, they will feel like …

LGBTQ

Legislator Patrick Burke announces run for vacant Assembly seat

Erie County Legislature Patrick Burke is throwing his hat into the ring for New York State Assembly. Burke officially launched his candidacy Tuesday …

Elections

Malaysia to set up conversion therapy 'course' for trans women

A state in Malaysia plans to run a conversion therapy course to help trans women find a ‘path to make the best choices for their lives’.<p>The eastern …

LGBTQ

Nevada laws on health coverage, day cares go into effect

Guaranteed access to contraception, a ban on LGBT conversion therapy and additional regulations for day cares are among the new Nevada laws that went …

Business

Bishop hits out at Trump-backing evangelicals as he calls for LGBT-inclusive Christianity

A Church of England bishop has lashed out at evangelicals who support the Trump administration, as he launches a new charity that will campaign for …

LGBTQ

Vancouver could move towards banning conversion therapy

Therapies to “cure” LGBTQ+ people could be banned in Vancouver — in 2018.<p>The city’s LGBTQ2+ advisory committee has asked the city to not grant …

LGBTQ

City bans therapy aimed at changing or eliminating homosexuality

Another Pennsylvania city has banned conversion therapy aimed at counseling people on how to suppress homosexuality.<p>Reading city council approved a …

LGBTQ

Reading Protects Youth from “Conversion Therapy"

Today, HRC praised the Reading, Pennsylvania City Council for unanimously passing a measure to protect LGBTQ youth from “conversion therapy.” The …

LGBTQ

Hate group says conversion therapy ban violates ‘sincerely held religious beliefs’

This past week, the Supreme Court heard a case where a baker asked for a religious exemption to Colorado state law so that he wouldn’t have to sell a …

LGBTQ

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Palm Beach County

New York City just voted to ban conversion therapy, but other places aren’t making the same progress

On Thursday, the New York City Council overwhelmingly voted in favor of a law that would ban so-called conversion therapy in the city. The the bill …

LGBTQ

New York City Council Passes Conversion Therapy Ban

The City Council passed legislation on Thursday afternoon that will ban people from charging individuals for conversion therapy that aims to change …

New York City Politics

NYC Conversion Therapy Ban To Get Council Vote

The bill would outlaw therapy that aims to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.<p>NEW YORK, NY — The City Council will vote Thursday …

LGBTQ

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 …

LGBTQ

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 …

LGBTQ

Harrowing accounts of 'gay conversion therapy' in China revealed in new report

ES News Email<p>Harrowing first-hand accounts from victims of forced “gay conversion therapy” in China have emerged in a new Human Rights Watch …

LGBTQ

Rights group urges China to ban abusive gay 'conversion therapy'

HONG KONG — The Chinese government should stop hospitals and other medical facilities from subjecting LGBTQ people to conversion therapy that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication, a human rights group said Wednesday.<p>The report released by New …

LGBTQ

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 …

LGBTQ

China criticized for using ‘gay conversion therapy’ on LBGTQ people: rights group

The Chinese government should stop hospitals and other medical facilities from subjecting LGBTQ people to conversion therapy that in some cases has …

LGBTQ

Rights group urges China to ban gay conversion that sometimes involves electroshock

The Chinese Government should stop hospitals and other medical facilities from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy that in some cases has …

LGBTQ

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

“Have You Considered Your Parents’ Happiness?”

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

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