Government commissioned research on conversion therapy sheds light on potentially damaging practices as public consultation on a ban opens.
Fears that concerned parents might fall foul of a new law banning gay conversion practices are not borne out by the strict definitions in the bill before parliament.
Gov. Andy Beshear is in favor of making Kentucky the 21st state to ban conversion therapy.
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Kentucky lawmakers are trying to make the state the 21st to enact a ban on conversion therapy. In states that are ‘silent’ on the issue, nonprofessionals are allowed to continue the harmful practice.
A recent lawsuit has charged the U.S. Department of Education as being complicit in the abuse of LGBTQ students.
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A recent Title IX lawsuit alleges discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation at religious schools. Two scholars argue that this might be a pivotal moment.
Protesters in Michigan, USA, come out in support of LGBT+ rights.
Is it even possible to respect faith leaders’ desires to uphold the harmful practice while outlawing it?
Queensland and the ACT have just passed bans on conversion therapy. But this is far from enough to protect LGBTIQ people from this harmful practice.
Pride in Bangalore: therapies purporting to ‘cure’ people of homosexuality continue in parts of India.
The suicide of a young woman who had been put through conversion therapy has sparked a backlash from India’s LGBTQ+ community.
The social pressures to be ‘straight’ and ‘cis’ can be overwhelming for LGBTQ+ people, especially youth. Adding conversion therapy to the criminal code of Canada is a good first step to supporting them.
The Trudeau government took the first step to federally ban conversion therapy — a practice intended to change sexual orientation.
Same sex sexual behavior is common to many species and evolved millions of years ago.
Conversion therapy has been pushed on some in the LGBQ community by those who think same-sex sexual behavior is ‘unnatural.’ But such behavior seems to have evolved millions of years before humans.
Biological factors shape sexual preference.
A new study of nearly 500,000 individuals finds that many genes affect same-sex behavior, including newly identified candidates that may regulate smell and sex hormones.
It’s not just the most vile and abusive problems which impact people’s lives – it’s the little things too.
There’s nothing broken that needs to be fixed.
Theresa May has pledged to ban gay conversion therapy as part the government’s new LGBT Action Plan.
The idea that people can be ‘converted’ from homosexuality is a dangerous lie – and yet such therapies still aren’t banned in the UK.
The fight for LGBTI people to live lives free from discrimination will continue.
Australia legalising marriage equality does not necessarily mean LGBTI people enjoy all of the same human rights as heterosexual people.
President-elect Donald Trump during a rally at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Dec. 15, 2016.
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President-elect Trump has said the issue of gay marriage is settled, yet he wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, which upheld a woman’s right to abortion. What will he do once he becomes president?
Pornography has been prescribed to treat ‘sexual disfunction’ for decades. Yet research shows that the vast majority of mainstream commercial porn is violent and degrading to women.
If sexual orientation is not static, where does that leave ‘Born This Way?’
Current conversion therapies can’t effectively switch someone’s sexual orientation. But there could be a time down the road when neuroscience can do what they can’t. Where does that leave gay rights?
Ex-gay therapies utilise spiritual methods such as prayer, and a personal relationship with God.
A law banning therapists in California from attempting to change the sexual orientation of same-sex attracted youths was tested in the courts this week. At issue were the rights to professional free speech…
A protest outside Exodus International’s 2009 anual conference.
Alan Chambers, president of the world’s largest “ex-gay” organisation, Exodus International, recently renounced the group’s long-held position that homosexuality can be “cured” – that gay people can become…