Conversion Therapy

Politics
LGBTQ rights advocates are hoping to make it the 20th U.S. state to end the medically denounced practice.
Queer Voices
Magali Rodriguez’s parents say they were in the dark about counseling sessions their daughter allegedly attended at the Los Angeles area high school.
Politics
The practice has been condemned by leading medical and mental health groups. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is standing behind it.
Queer Voices
The judge argued that the Florida city didn't have the legal authority to ban therapy to change someone's sexual orientation or gender expression.
Queer Voices
Many believe a pending federal lawsuit filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom could have greater implications for LGBTQ people if the ban isn't lifted.
Queer Voices
McKrae Game, who founded South Carolina's Hope for Wholeness in 1999, has apologized for being "a religious zealot that hurt people."
Queer Voices
Rafi Peretz's comments sparked widespread condemnation and protests in Tel Aviv.
Queer Voices
Hundreds called for Rafi Peretz's resignation after he made the controversial remarks in a weekend interview.
Queer Voices
LGBTQ activists say Dr. Joseph Nicolosi's books sought to give scientific credibility to the ex-gay movement.
U.S. News
The Family Research Council's president has supported gay "conversion" therapy and said Islam was "incompatible with the Constitution” in the past.
Politics
Gov. Janet Mills said the "harmful, widely discredited practice" has "no place" in her state while signing the bill into law.
Entertainment
Dan Reynolds urged the star-studded crowd to take action to "protect our LGBTQ youth."
Queer Voices
“We’re saying that this dangerous, abusive behavior will not be tolerated,” a state lawmaker said of the discredited practice meant to change sexual orientation.
U.S. News
Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's executive order went into effect immediately.
Politics
Gov. Gary Herbert pledged to "continue working" to prohibit the controversial practice in a letter to young LGBTQ activists.
Religion
The state is considering banning licensed therapists from using conversion therapy on queer kids.
Queer Voices
David Matheson, who is a Mormon, didn't denounce his previous work in the "ex-gay" movement, however.
Politics
The law would make New York the 15th state to outlaw the controversial and damaging practice.
Queer Voices
“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” and “Boy Erased” have renewed momentum to LGBTQ advocates' efforts nationwide.