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Illinois state capitol in Springfield.

Bill to ban conversion therapy on gay youth fails in Ill. state House

Friday, April 11, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A bill that would prohibit conversion therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay youth failed Thursday in the Illinois state House. [ Read more → ]
Newsweek owners Johnathan Davis (left) and Etienne Uzac.

‘Newsweek’ owner endorses ‘ex-gay therapy,’ thinks gays can be ‘cured’

Monday, March 31, 2014
A profile in The Guardian takes a look at the new owners of the iconic newsmagazine, Newsweek, and how IBT Media co-founder Johnathan Davis believes that gay people can be cured through “gay-to-straight” reparative (on conversion) theraly. [ Read more → ]
Illinois state capitol building in Springfield.

Bill that would ban conversion therapy for gay youth advances in Illinois House

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A bill that would prohibit conversion therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay youth is advancing in the Illinois Legislature. [ Read more → ]
Del. Jon S. Cardin

Md. lawmaker withdraws bill to prohibit conversion therapy on LGBT youth

Saturday, March 15, 2014
ANNAPOLIS -- A bill that would have banned mental health professionals in Maryland from engaging in efforts to change a youth's sexual orientation or gender identity has been withdrawn. [ Read more → ]
Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassiby with her three sons.

Illinois lawmaker introduces bill to ban conversion therapy on LGBT youth

Sunday, February 23, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A bill that would prohibit the use of controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy on LGBT youth, has been introduced in the Illinois state legislature. [ Read more → ]
Washington state capitol in Olympia.

Bill to prohibit conversion therapy on LGBT youth passes Washington House

Friday, February 14, 2014
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington state House on Thursday approved a bill aimed at prohibiting health care providers from performing controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy on LGBT youth. [ Read more → ]
California

Calif. conversion therapy ban put on hold pending Supreme Court review

Monday, February 3, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's ban on conversion therapy for minors, the controversial practice that aims to turn gay youths straight, will remain on hold while opponents of the ban ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn it. [ Read more → ]
Virginia state capitol in Richmond.

Va. House panel kills bill banning conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Thursday, January 30, 2014
RICHMOND -- A Virginia House of Delegates committee killed off proposed legislation Thursday that would have banned controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy for LGBT youth. [ Read more → ]
File

Federal appeals court upholds Calif. ban on reparative therapy for minors

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO --A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling upholding a California law that prohibits psychological counseling aimed at changing a minor's sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
AP

LGBT youth must be allowed to grow into authentic adults they’re meant to be

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Coming of age in the most supportive of environments can be a grueling process for any adolescent; coming to terms with one’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression in a state that allows so-called therapists to try to change who they are can be devastating. Minors do not have full, legal control over their healthcare and legislation is needed to protect them from being subjected to quackery judgments that they’re anything but normal. The damaging practice of trying to change LGBT minors and deny them of their authentic identities needs to stop... [ Read more → ]
kidnapped-for-christ

Bass documentary ‘Kidnapped for Christ’ spotlights abusive boarding schools

Monday, January 20, 2014
Lance Bass is hoping his new documentary, "Kidnapped for Christ," will put the spotlight on unscrupulous boarding schools that abuse children in the name of rehabilitating them. [ Read more → ]
File

Lawmakers in Minn., N.Y., introduce bills to ban conversion therapy for minors

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Lawmakers in Minnesota and New York have introduced legislation to prohibit the use of controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy on LGBT youth. [ Read more → ]
Del. Jon S. Cardin

Md. lawmaker to introduce bill to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Thursday, January 9, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A Maryland lawmaker said he plans to introduce a bill this legislative session that would prohibit the use of controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy on LGBT youth. [ Read more → ]
Va. House of Delegates

Va. Assembly to consider bill to ban conversion therapy on LGBT youth

Sunday, January 5, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. -- A bill that proposes to ban the use of controversial gay-to-straight conversion (or, reparative) therapy on LGBT youth in Virginia will go before the 2014 General Assembly. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Rep.Jackie Speier (D-Calif.)

Calif. congresswoman reintroduces resolution targeting reparative therapy

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) on Wednesday reintroduced a resolution asking the U.S. House of Representatives to encourage states to take steps to prevent minors from being harmed by controversial and discredited gay-to-straight conversion therapy. [ Read more → ]
Alec Fischer

Student petitions governor, lawmakers to ban conversion therapy in Minnesota

Monday, November 25, 2013
EDINA, Minn. -- An openly gay University of Minnesota political science major is spearheading a petition asking Minnesota's Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers to pass a law in the upcoming 2014 legislative session that would ban "ex-gay" therapy for minors. [ Read more → ]
Norman Lamb

British health minister calls reparative therapy ‘abhorrent,’ but rules out ban

Thursday, November 21, 2013
LONDON -- Britain's Minister of State for Care and Support, (Health) Norman Lamb, told an audience during a special debate in Westminster Hall Wednesday that practitioners trying to convert gay patients to heterosexuality is "wholly abhorrent." [ Read more → ]
AP (File)

Group demands dismissal of ex-gay therapist from Air Force Academy staff

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, an organization that advocates for the separation of church and state in the U.S. Armed Forces, is demanding that the U.S. Air Force Academy terminate the employment of a former conversion therapy counselor and long-time proponent of the ex-gay movement. [ Read more → ]
Ohio Statehouse, located in Columbus, Ohio

LGBT youth, discrimination, hate crimes laws getting lawmakers’ attention in Ohio

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- At the end of a year dominated by coverage and conversations about marriage equality, it’s other longstanding issues for LGBT people that are getting the most attention in Ohio. [ Read more → ]
File

Federal judge upholds N.J. ban on gay conversion therapy

Friday, November 8, 2013
NEWARK, N.J. -- A federal judge on Friday upheld a New Jersey law barring therapists from trying to turn gay youth straight. [ Read more → ]
File

Parents sue N.J. over law banning gay conversion therapy on minors

Monday, November 4, 2013
NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey's law banning so-called gay conversion therapy is facing another court challenge, this time from a couple who claim their constitutional rights are being violated because the law prevents them from seeking treatment for their 15-year-old son. [ Read more → ]
GMU Equality, George Mason University

Second ex-gay group challenges Va. colleges over lack of ex-gay resources

Thursday, October 24, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) is asking the Virginia legislature to stop funding “gay-transvestite centers at Virginia’s public universities,” claiming state funds are being used to “indocronate” youth into changing their faith. [ Read more → ]
Geraint Davies

British lawmaker to introduce bill to ban conversion therapy in the U.K.

Monday, October 21, 2013
LONDON -- A British parliamentarian from Wales has announced plans to introduce legislation that would ban licensed therapists from performing controversial gay-to-straight reparative therapy in the United Kingdom. [ Read more → ]
Stonewall UK bas advertisements

Christian group files suit seeking removal of pro-gay ads from London buses

Thursday, October 17, 2013
LONDON -- An anti-gay Christian group which advocates for gay-to-straight conversion therapy has lodged a legal challenge against a London transportation company for displaying advertisements that read "Some People Are Gay, Get Over It!" [ Read more → ]
Christopher Doyle

‘Ex-gay’ therapy advocates threaten Va. colleges over lack of resources

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- The "ex-gay" group, Voice of the Voiceless, is urging LGBTQ resource centers at universities in Virginia to provide ex-gay therapy and resources on changing sexual orientation. The group sent a letter to all Virginia state colleges late last month threatening legal action,... [ Read more → ]
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