Conversion Therapy

Conversion Therapy

It Starts at Home: First Conversion Therapy Study Shows Pivotal Role of Parents

Conversion therapy
Health Faith and Religion
A new study has found that damage of conversion therapy for LGBT young people begins at home. ...
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Backstory: How Equal Rights Washington Worked to Get Conversion Therapy Banned

Politics Local
Two months after Equal Rights Washington secured the passage of statewide marriage equality for LGBTQ couples in November of 2012, they were already asking, “what’s next?” The answer? Get conversion therapy on LGBTQ minors banned in Washington state. ...
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Trump White House to Host Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group at Thursday’s Youth Outreach Event

Politics
GLAAD Thursday denounced the White House for their “Generation Next: A White House Forum,” which will include a panel on free speech with a lawyer for the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated anti-LGBTQ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom. ...
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Conversion Therapy Bill to Protect LGBTQ Youth Passes WA State Chambers, Inslee Urged to Sign

Politics Local
Washington state’s House of Representatives approved SB 5722 - legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” ...
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European Parliament Takes Stance Against LGBTI Conversion Therapies for First Time

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International
On March 1, 2018 the European Parliament adopted its Annual report on the situation of fundamental rights in the EU. This year’s report contains strong content on LGBTI rights, condemning all forms of discrimination against LGBTI people. ...
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National Museum of American History Acquires Archival Collection Related to LGBT Conversion Therapy

National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
Health National
In 2011, three years after leaving LIA, Smid recanted his ex-gay theology and views on homosexuality and now lives in Texas with his husband. ...
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Sens. Murray, Cantwell Reintroduce Historic, Comprehensive LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Legislation

Politics
The Equality Act of 2017 would ensure full federal non-discrimination equality by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to other protected classes, such as race or religion, in existing federal laws. ...
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Sens. Murray, Booker Renew Efforts to End Dangerous, Fraudulent ‘Conversion Therapy’

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Politics Health
This bill would clarify that providing “conversion therapy” to any person in exchange for monetary compensation, or advertising such services, is an unfair and deceptive act or practice. ...
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Illinois Pastors Sue to Perform Conversion Therapy, Harm LGBT Youth

Faith and Religion
The lawsuit filed aims to exclude clergy from the ban on conversion therapy. Of course, the majority, if not all, conversion therapy comes from religious communities. ...
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Murray, Booker Introduce Legislation to End Harmful, Fraudulent Anti-LGBT ‘Conversion Therapy’

Politics Health
Sens. Patty Murray, Cory Booker and 16 of their Democratic colleagues introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, legislation to classify “conversion therapy” as a fraudulent practice. ...
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