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Oklahoma House committee OKs bill protecting conversion therapy providers

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Legislation that would protect the practice of therapy that seeks to change people's sexual orientation or gender identity in Oklahoma was approved by a state House committee Tuesday. [...]

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Colorado, Iowa, Oregon lawmakers considering ‘conversion therapy’ bans

Monday, February 23, 2015
Daniel Tobias, Wikimedia
Three more states could soon join California, New Jersey and the District of Columbia in outlawing therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT youth. [...]

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Iowa Senate panel advances bill to ban conversion therapy on LGBT youth

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Iowa could become the third state in the nation to ban controversial conversion therapy techniques designed to change the sexual orientation of LGBT youth. [...]

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N.J. judge: Gay conversion therapy group can’t claim homosexuality is a disorder

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Protesters demonstrate outside a gathering for the  National Association For Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2013.
A judge in New Jersey has ruled that claims by a gay conversion therapy group that describe homosexuality as a curable mental disorder are fraud. [...]

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N.J. judge excludes key ‘conversion therapy’ experts in consumer fraud case

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Southern Poverty Law Center Plaintiffs Benjamin Unger and Chaim Levin
A New Jersey judge has ruled that several prominent proponents of gay-to-straight conversion therapy will not be allowed to testify in a consumer-fraud case against a conversion therapy organization. [...]

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Dallas billboard company says ‘repulsive’ conversion therapy ad coming down

Sunday, January 18, 2015
Joel 2:25 International (via Facebook)
A billboard in Dallas, Texas, claiming that gay-to-straight "reparative therapy really works," will be coming down after the billboard's owner said it was misled by the ad's content. [...]

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Former ‘ex-gay poster boy,’ Exodus VP Randy Thomas comes out as gay

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Randy Thomas
Former anti-gay activist and conversion therapy proponent Randy Thomas, who once served as vice-president of the now defunct "ex-gay" therapy group Exodus International, has come out as gay. [...]

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TLC’s ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’ stars prominent conversion therapy proponent

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Preston Dahlgren
TLC denies claims that its newest show, “My Husband’s Not Gay,” helps promote the discredited notion that gay men can choose to be heterosexual. But one of the show’s stars has a history of promoting “ex-gay” therapy. [...]

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Hundreds gather in D.C. to speak out on transgender issues following teen’s death

Sunday, January 11, 2015
A memorial to Leelah Alcorn is displayed at a gathering in Washington D.C. on Saturday, January 10, 2015.
More than 300 people gathered in the nation's capital on Saturday raise awareness of issues facing transgender individuals and to honor a 17-year-old transgender teen who took her own life last month. [...]

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D.C. mayor signs bill prohibiting conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Monday, December 22, 2014
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signs the bill outlawing gay-to-straight conversion therapy on LGBT youth.
The District of Columbia becomes the third U.S. jurisdiction — behind California and New Jersey — to pass legislation protecting LGBT youth from being subjected to conversion therapy. [...]

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