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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 → ]
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Gays angered over billboard created by ‘ex-gay’ founder of Christian ministry

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An anti-gay billboard in Kentucky has created controversy among the gay community and its allies, and they are calling for its removal. [ Read more → ]
Competing ads: Stonewall UK's message (top) that "some people are gay;" Core Issues Trust's ad (below) that some people are "ex-gay" and proud.

London ban on anti-gay bus ad put in doubt by court of appeal ruling

Monday, January 27, 2014
LONDON -- A ban on a Christian charity's bus advertisements suggesting that gay people can “cured” was put in doubt on Monday by a court of appeal judgment. [ Read more → ]
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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 → ]
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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 → ]
U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Air Force Academy: No legal basis to terminate former ex-gay therapist

Monday, December 23, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The U.S. Air Force Academy said Friday that the academy will not fire or transfer a research analyst who came under fire last month for his history of work with organizations that seek to change gays’ and lesbians’ sexual orientations. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Air Force Academy cadets: No anti-gay culture, issues with ‘ex-gay’ activist

Saturday, November 23, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS -- A group of openly gay U.S. Air Force Academy cadets said Friday they have had no negative interaction with, or objections to the continued employment of a former conversion therapy counselor and long-time proponent of the ex-gay movement. [ 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 → ]
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 → ]
Trace McNutt

‘Satanic Drag Queen’ turned ‘ex-gay’ hero admits he’s not exactly ‘ex-gay’

Friday, October 18, 2013
Last month, the “ex-gay” organization Voice of the Voiceless awarded its “Courage Award” to Trace McNutt, a “satanic drag queen” turned ex-gay activist. [ Read more → ]
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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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Former ‘Satanic Drag Queen’ to receive ‘Ex-Gay of the Year’ Award

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver won’t be the only person honored at this year’s Ex-Gay Awareness Month festivities. The event’s organizers, Voice of the Voiceless, announced today that a former “Satanic Drag Queen” will receive their “Courage Award.” [ Read more → ]
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Federal appeals court upholds Calif. ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy

Thursday, August 29, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the nation's first-of-its-kind law in California prohibiting health practitioners from offering psychotherapy aimed at making gay youth straight. [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey: Gays are empty inside, seek to ‘absorb’ the personality of others

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Linda Harvey of Mission America explained Monday that gays and lesbians are attracted to people of the same-sex because they are empty inside and seek to “absorb” the personalities of others. [ Read more → ]
Donnie McClurkin

Gospel singer delivered from ‘curse’ of homosexuality removed from D.C. concert

Sunday, August 11, 2013
WASHINGTON -- A gospel singer who says God delivered him from “the curse” of homosexuality, was removed from a concert lineup at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial after a request from Washington's mayor. [ Read more → ]
Tory Roberts, Right Wing Watch

Fewer than ten show up for ex-gay pride event that expected to draw ‘thousands’

Thursday, August 1, 2013
On Tuesday, American Family Radio’s Sandy Rios spoke to Ex-Gay Pride Month organizer Christopher Doyle about Wednesday’s ex-gay lobby day on Capitol Hill, and confidently predicted that “thousands of ex-gays are descending” on Washington for a press conference planned at the Supreme Court. [ Read more → ]
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‘Former’ homosexuals cancel ‘ex-gay pride’ event over ‘anti-ex-gay extremism’

Monday, July 15, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Organizers of the first ever "Ex-Gay Pride" month have cancelled its gala event, blaming "anti-ex-gay extremism" and "security threats," and said its event would be moved and postponed to an undisclosed location in September. [ Read more → ]
Greg Quinlan

‘Ex-gay’ activist: President Obama, Justices Kennedy, Kagan are secretly gay

Saturday, July 6, 2013
Greg Quinlan, an “ex-gay” activist who is slated to speak at the Family Research Council’s “Ex-Gay Pride Month” event later this July, says that President Obama is “a down low president” and that Supreme Court Justices Kagan and Kennedy are “black-robed Nazis” who seek to “accommodate their own personal predilections, including their own sexuality.” [ Read more → ]
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Hello, Mr. President? The ‘ex-gays’ called, they would like their pride back…

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Bear with me while I ask this question: If you are ex-gay, are you not straight? And if you’re straight, do you not have every right and privilege given to every straight person in America? I only ask because Christopher Doyle, the co-founder of a group called Voice of the Voiceless, requested a meeting with President Obama or a senior member of his civil rights staff to “discuss tolerance for the ex-gay community and how the White House can ensure equal access for ex-gays in the nation’s capital, which is the only jurisdiction that recognizes ex-gays as a legally protected class.” [ Read more → ]
Anne-Paulk

‘Former lesbian’ Anne Paulk: Majority of lesbians were sexually abused

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Last month, ex-gay poster boy John Paulk announced that he was renouncing the ex-gay movement and ending his twenty-year marriage to his ex-gay wife, Anne. While John has now finally acknowledged that ex-gay conversion therapy doesn’t work and is in fact extremely harmful, his now ex-wife Anne is still a supporter of the dangerous pseudo-science. [ Read more → ]
John Paulk

Former Exodus chairman apologizes, renounces ‘reparative therapy’

Saturday, April 27, 2013
John Paulk, the former chairman of Exodus International, a Christian ministry devoted to performing controversial gay-to-straight “reparative therapy” has formally renounced his past and says he is “truly, truly sorry" for the pain he's caused by advocating for that gays could change their sexual orientation through prayer and therapy. [ Read more → ]
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Federal appeals court to hear challenge to Calif. gay therapy ban

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court is to hear arguments Wednesday on whether a first-of-its-kind law that prohibits licensed mental health professionals in California from offering therapies aimed at making gay and lesbian teenagers straight violates the civil rights of practitioners and parents. [ Read more → ]
Competing ads: Stonewall UK's message (top) that "some people are gay;" Core Issues Trust's ad (below) that some people are "ex-gay" and proud.

Britain’s High Court says London mayor acted lawfully in banning anti-gay ads

Friday, March 22, 2013
LONDON — Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the mayor of London acted lawfully when he banned bus ads from a Christian group suggesting that homosexuality can be cured. [ Read more → ]
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