Conversion Therapy

Thousands protest ruling to overturn ban on 'conversion therapy' for gays and lesbians in Brazil

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in downtown Sao Paulo on Friday to protest a court’s recent decision to overturn an 18-year ban on conversion therapy meant to “cure” gay people.<p>Chants of "it's not a disease" could be heard over songs including Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" as protesters flew …

São Paulo

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When <i>hasn’t</i> poetry been political? Deep dives into the history of political conflicts and long-festering societal grievances from previous centuries can include the discovery of satirical verses, mocking stanzas, and incisive parodies. In the mid-twentieth century, the obscenity trial surrounding …

Poetry

Regulators appeal Brazil ruling that OK'd 'conversion therapy' for gays

The professional council that oversees psychologists in Brazil is challenging a federal judge's ruling that psychologists can treat homosexuality as …

Canadian News

‘Ludicrous practice’ of gay conversion therapy to be scrutinised

Western Australia and the ACT will re-examine their existing laws on so-called “gay conversion therapy” to see if they need strengthening.<p>But …

LGBTQ

Trump judicial nominee said transgender children are part of 'Satan's plan', defended 'conversion therapy'

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a pair of 2015 speeches, President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas described transgender children as evidence of "Satan's plan," lamented that states were banning conversion therapy and argued that sanctioning same-sex marriage would lead to polygamy and …

Politics

Brazil Judge Rules Homosexuality a Disease, Approves ‘Conversion Therapy’

A federal judge in Brazil ruled last week that psychologists could consider homosexuality a disease that could be treated with sexual orientation conversion therapies, raising concerns from LGBTQ and mental health advocates.<p>Toni Reis, who heads Brazil's National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and …

LGBTQ

Brazil Legalizes Conversion Therapy, Rules Homosexuality a Disease

A federal judge has overturned an 18-year-old ban on conversion therapy in Brazil, sparking outrage from the queer community and mental health …

LGBTQ

Anger as Brazilian judge backs anti-gay 'therapy'

<b>Brazilian activists and celebrities have condemned a court ruling that approves a "cure" for gay people.</b><p>Waldemar de Carvalho, a federal judge in the capital Brasilia, backed a psychologist who had her licence revoked for offering so-called "conversion therapy".<p>Rozangela Justino is an evangelical …

LGBTQ

Trump Nominee Said Transgender Part of 'Satan's Plan'

President Trump’s nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas, Jeff Mateer, once described transgender children as evidence of “Satan’s plan,” lamented …

Politics

Trump pick for federal judge in Texas slammed transgender rights as 'Satan's Plan'

Trump administration judicial nominee Jeff Mateer, a top aide to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, reportedly referred to the rights of transgender …

Gay Rights

Brazil Judge Re-Legalizes Gay Conversion Therapy After 18 Years! See The LGBT Community Fight With Worldwide Love On Twitter!

Dammit, we are not a disorder that needs to be cured!Federal judge <b>Waldemar de Carvalho</b> enraged the nation of Brazil with his ruling overturning the …

LGBTQ

Brazil Judge’s Ruling Sparks Conversion Therapy Controversy

A Brazilian judge’s decision to overturn an 18-year-old ban on conversion therapy has put the spotlight on discredited sexual orientation change …

LGBTQ

Brazilian judge approves 'gay conversion therapy', sparking national outrage

The ruling overturns a national psychology council decision in 1999 forbidding psychologists from offering treatments claiming to ‘cure’ gay people<p>A Brazilian judge has approved gay “conversion therapy” in a ruling which prompted widespread outrage and raised fears of a conservative …

LGBTQ

Police brought in after marriage equality survey forms put up for sale online

Australian Bureau of Statistics says there is no policy on how to deal with sale of survey forms and has referred cases to police<p>The Australian Bureau of Statistics is in discussion with Australian federal police after it emerged marriage equality postal votes were being put up for sale online.<p>The …

Equality

Parents Should Be Able To Send Their Kids To Gay Conversion Therapy, Says Leading "No" Campaigner

"If someone's a minor, it is up to their parents."<p>Leading "no" campaigner in Australia's same-sex marriage survey, Lyle Shelton, says parents should have the option to send their kids to gay conversion therapy.<p>In an interview with the BuzzFeed News political podcast <i>Is it on?</i> on Thursday, Shelton, …

LGBTQ

Growing chorus calls for Alberta to ban conversion therapy

Health Minister Sarah Hoffman said the government is firmly opposed to the practice and no public funding is provided for it in Alberta<p>The provincial …

LGBTQ

Piers Morgan attacks Christian gay conversion doctor in explosive TV segment: ‘Just shut up’

Piers Morgan, a television presenter on “Good Morning Britain,” lost his cool Tuesday morning on a British physician who administers gay conversion therapy.<p>Christian physician Mike Davidson, who holds therapy sessions for those wishing to convert from homosexuality to heterosexuality, was a …

LGBTQ

Watch the verbal smackdown between a gay conversion therapist and Piers Morgan

The day has only started and we already have a contender for Tuesday’s most fiery television clash.<p>In one corner, Piers Morgan, the livewire former …

LGBTQ

Troye Sivan to star in new film about gay conversion therapy

It was leaked that the Dazed 100 pop star would be joining the cast of Joel Edgerton's upcoming movie<p>Troye Sivan and Nicole Kidman are set to star in a film next year about gay conversion therapy.<p>Based on Garrard Conley’s 2016 book, <i>Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family</i>, the film, …

LGBTQ

Troye Sivan to star opposite Nicole Kidman in gay conversion therapy film ‘Boy Erased’

Troye Sivan is set to return to the big screen with a role in Joel Edgerton’s upcoming gay drama <i>Boy Erased</i>.<p>The Australian, pop star, actor and social …

Troye Sivan

Same-sex marriage: Sydney doctor in 'No' ad denies advocating conversion therapy

The Sydney doctor who appears in the new ‘No’ campaign on same-sex marriage says she’s received strong support from the Chinese community opposing …

LGBTQ

Troye Sivan to return to film in gay conversion drama

While Sivan is best known for his music, he did play a younger version of Hugh Jackman's character in <i>X-Men Origins: Wolverine</i> and had a key role in …

Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan, Nicole Kidman, Xavier Dolan and Flea are All Making a Movie Together

Throw YouTuber-turned-pop star Troye Sivan, a resurgent Nicole Kidman, cult French-Canadian director Xavier Dolan, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Broadway doyenne Cherry Jones, <i>Manchester By The Sea</i>'s breakout star Lucas Hedges and, to top it all off, Russell Crowe into a room together and what …

Troye Sivan

Advancing LGBTQ Equality Through Local Executive Action

Introduction and summary<p>On June 26, 2015, the LGBTQ rights movement reached a major milestone in the pursuit of full equality when the U.S. Supreme …

Liberal View

'The Inheritance of Shame': Trauma, abuse, and why remembering is more helpful than forgetting

David Peck | August 22, 2017<br>Peter Gajdics talks about "The Inheritance of Shame," dealing with trauma surviving conversion therapy and how …

Canadian News

Even If Trump Is Impeached, LGBTQ Community Faces Uphill Battle

If all goes well, President Trump will be removed from office. Unfortunately, this provides little comfort for many.<p>If President Trump is impeached or resigns, Vice President Mike Pence will become the next president of the United States. This should alarm anyone who values social progress and …

LGBTQ

In the ‘gay capital of the Middle East’, conversion therapy is still thriving

At 17, Yochai Greenfeld choreographed and directed a lauded high school adaptation of “All That Jazz” from <i>Chicago</i>, but as his schoolmates burst onto …

LGBTQ

OWN’s 'Greenleaf' Premiere Continues Attack on Christian Gay Conversion Therapy

Oprah’s OWN Network premiered the latest season of its mega-church drama <i>Greenleaf,</i> which centers around Calvary World Ministries and the Greenleaf …

Conservative View

Difficult People Season 3 Opens With Big Bang Theory Protest, Mike Pence Conversion Therapy, Vanessa Williams

<i>Difficult People</i> gets political, going wholly anti-“Bazinga!” in its Season 3 premiere.<p>The Hulu comedy returned Tuesday with three episodes, …

TV

Hulu Comedy 'Difficult People' Shows Pence's Vice Presidential Seal as a Swastika

The first episodes of the third season of Hulu’s <i>Difficult People,</i> which aired August 8, comprised of liberal tirades against conservative …

Conservative View