Despite rumors to the contrary, Amazon.com still sells most of its library of books that promote “ex-gay” conversion therapy. The bookseller recently withdrew from its marketplace the books of a single author, Joseph Nicolosi, godfather of the now-discredited reparative therapy movement which falsely teaches that same-sex orientation and “confused” gender identity are both determined by […]
The LGBT Center of Southeast Wisconsin has brought before the Racine City Council a proposal to locally ban conversion therapy for minors. The Journal Times of Racine, Wisconsin, reports: According to the proposal, which cites research from 12 different medical, counseling, health and psychology organizations, conversion therapy has been found to be largely ineffective and […]
Tri-Cities Pride Society, serving eastern suburbs of Vancouver, British Columbia, has called for a ban on anti-LGBT conversion therapy across all of Canada. (Source: Tri-City News) The society sent an open letter to legislators: The open letter reads: Tri-Cities Pride Society acknowledges the harm conversion therapy has caused, and continues to cause, LGBTQ2+ people. Medical […]
Those who’ve experienced antigay conversion therapy often describe it as difficult and painful. Canada’s CBC News reached out to Matt Ashcroft and Peter Gajdics, who have gone through conversion therapy and they agreed to share their experiences with conversion therapists. Conversion therapists promise to reduce same-sex sexual attraction and make people asexual. But they only […]
We once believed that there was something morally wrong and psychologically “broken” about being LGBTQ. We know better now. We once believed that sexual orientation or gender identity were somehow chosen or could be changed. We know better now. We once thought it was impossible to embrace our sexual orientation or sexual identity as an intrinsic, healthy part of who we are and who we were created to be. We know better now.
“Conversion therapy” is not a thing. That is, there is no legitimate therapy that converts gay people into straight people, or transgender people into non-transgender people. For most people with a religious affinity, there is prayer to remain celibate, or prayer to accept one’s orientation — and nothing more. Some evangelicals claim that there is […]