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Judge Rules Conversion Therapists Can Be Sued For Consumer Fraud

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:10 AM June 10, 2014
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New Jersey Superior Court Judge Peter F. Bariso Jr. has refused to dismiss a first of its kind lawsuit seeking damages against the conversion therapists of Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, (JONAH).

Civil Rights

Watch: Rep. Brian Sims To Introduce Ban On Reparative Therapy In Pennsylvania

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 12:29 PM September 18, 2013
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At a press conference at Philadelphia’s Attic Youth Center for LGBT youth, state Rep. Brian Sims announced that he will introduce legislation to ban reparative therapy in Pennsylvania for LGBT youth.

Civil Rights

Chris Christie’s ‘Deeply Religious Sex Cult’?

by David Badash ● 5:26 PM August 30, 2013
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Chris Christie is a progressive who is apparently leading a “deeply religious sex cult determined to exterminate Christian mores, attack religious liberties, and suppress free speech,” a conservative writer claims.

Civil Rights

Russian Parliament Working On Bill To ‘Return’ Gays To ‘Normal Life’ Via ‘Ex-Gay Therapy’

by David Badash ● 9:26 AM August 26, 2013
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Now the parliament of Russia is working on a bill that would offer free “ex-gay” or “reparative” therapy on gay people. The “therapy” supposedly would be anonymous and voluntary.

Civil Rights

LGBT Teen To Senators: ‘I Am Not Broken, I Am Not Confused, I Do Not Need To Be Fixed’ (Video)

by David Badash ● 5:39 PM March 19, 2013
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A New Jersey teen testified yesterday before a state senate committee and told lawmakers, “like every other LGBT person, I am not broken, I am not confused, and I do not need to be fixed.”

Education

Federal Court Blocks California Law Prohibiting ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy For Children

by David Badash ● 9:03 AM December 22, 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Friday temporarily blocked the implementation date of a California state law that prohibits so-called “ex-gay” or “reparative” therapy for children.

Bigotry Watch

Federal Court Puts New California Law Banning ‘Ex-Gay Therapy’ Back In Action

by David Badash ● 5:47 PM December 4, 2012
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A federal court ruled a law banning so-called “ex-gay” therapy can go into effect as scheduled despite efforts by anti-gay organizations claiming it violates their civil rights.

News

Dr. Oz Condemned By Top LGBT Organizations For ‘Ex-Gay Therapy’ Episode

by David Badash ● 6:40 PM November 29, 2012
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Dr. Oz today is being condemned by top LGBT organizations after he aired a purposely and unnecessarily controversial show about so-call “ex-gay therapy.”

Discrimination

Dr. Oz Used ‘Ex-Gay Therapy’ To Spike Ratings — His Own Blog Proves It

by David Badash ● 1:04 PM November 29, 2012
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Dr. Oz may be against so-called “ex-gay therapy,” aka, “pray-away-the-gay,” but he had no moral compunction against using it to drive up ratings yesterday.

News

Harmful ‘Ex-Gay’ Industry Imploding As False ‘Gay Cure’ Claims Renounced

by David Badash ● 12:14 PM July 7, 2012
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The false claim that homosexuality is a choice has been reinforced by the totally bogus, so-called “ex-gay” industry. Fortunately, the ex-gay industry is imploding.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Navy Chaplain Claims He Exorcised Homosexual ‘Sin’ From Soldiers

by David Badash ● 4:14 PM July 3, 2012
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While he was still a Chaplain in the Navy, ordained Pentecostal Minister Gordon Klingenschmitt claims he “exorcised” the “sin” of homosexuality from many gay and lesbian service members.

Health

UPDATE: Prop 8 Witness Ryan Kendall Testifies on Conversion Therapy; Committee Approves 5-2

by Tanya Domi ● 4:19 PM June 26, 2012

BREAKING NEWS:  California General Assembly’s Committee on Business, Professions And Consumer Protection voted 5-2 to endorse S.B. 1172, a bill to protect LGBT persons from the harmful “treatment.”  The measure now heads to the full Assembly. Ryan Kendall, a  fact witness in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, or the federal “Prop 8″ case, testified before the California State Assembly today in support [...]

Bigotry Watch

Watch: The “Maggie Gallagher Lies On MSNBC” Video Everyone’s Talking About

by David Badash ● 12:18 PM February 15, 2012
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Maggie Gallagher, former Chair of NOM, appeared on MSNBC Saturday and tossed out several lies that many bloggers and activists were very quick to jump all over.

News

Pray Away The Gay Leader: It’s Impossible To Go From Gay To Straight

by David Badash ● 12:25 PM October 19, 2011
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John Smid, a leader within the so-called “ex-gay” movement, finally admits 30 years later it is impossible to change sexual orientation from gay to straight.