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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 → ]
Charleta Tavares

Ohio lawmaker introduces bill to ban conversion therapy on minors

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Psychologists, therapists and other professionals would be banned from trying to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of Ohio children under a proposal from three state senators. [ Read more → ]
State Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia)

Pa. lawmakers to introduce bipartisan bill to ban coversion therapy on minors

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
PHILADELPHIA -- Two Pennsylvania state lawmakers announced Tuesday they will introduce a bipartisan bill in the state House of Representatives that would ban mental health providers from engaging in controversial gay-to-straight "conversion therapy" on minors. [ 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 → ]
Mikhail Degtyarev

Russian MP proposes gay blood ban, free gay-to-straight conversion therapy

Monday, August 26, 2013
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- A Russian lawmaker is proposing a bill that would ban blood and organ donations from gay men, while offering them free gay-to-straight conversion therapy. [ Read more → ]
LGBT-youth

Opponents promise legal challenges to new laws protecting LGBT youth

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Two recently approved measures creating protections for LGBT youth -- one expanding rights for transgender students in California public schools, and another prohibiting gay conversion therapy on minors in New Jersey -- have opponents promising to launch legal challenges to overturn the laws. [ Read more → ]
Mel Evans, APChris Christie

Christie signs bill prohibiting gay conversion therapy for minors

Monday, August 19, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie plans to sign a bill Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, making New Jersey the second state to ban so-called conversion therapy, along with California. [ Read more → ]
Source

Gays abused, raped in Ecuador clinics to cure them of homosexuality

Monday, July 29, 2013
QUITO, Ecuador -- More than 80 unlicensed clinics throughout Ecuador are using rape, electric shock and beatings as "treatment" to convert gay people into heterosexuals, according to the country’s openly lesbian Health Minister, Carina Vance. [ Read more → ]
Massachusetts

Mass. legislature considers proposed ban on conversion therapy for minors

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
BOSTON -- A proposed measure to ban controversial gay-to-straight "conversion therapy" on minors in received its first public scrutiny in Massachusetts on Tuesday afternoon in a session of the state legislature’s Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. [ 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 → ]
Lebanon

Lebanon: Being gay is not a disease and needs no treatment

Friday, July 12, 2013
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Homosexuality is not a mental disorder and does not need to be treated, the Lebanese Psychiatric Society (LPS) said Thursday in a statement published by the Ministry of Information. [ Read more → ]
New-Jersey

N.J. state Senate approves bill to ban ‘conversion therapy’ for minors

Thursday, June 27, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey state Senate passed a bill Thursday to ban licensed therapists from trying to convert gay minors into heterosexuals. [ Read more → ]
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N.J. state Assembly approves bill to prohibit ‘conversion therapy’ for minors

Monday, June 24, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Assembly is expected to vote on a bill that would ban licensed therapists from trying to convert gay minors into heterosexuals. [ Read more → ]
New-Jersey

N.J. Assembly panel approves bill banning conversion therapy on minors

Thursday, June 13, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. — An Assembly panel in the New Jersey state legislature is set to consider a measure that would prohibit licensed therapists from performing controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy on minors. [ Read more → ]
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N.J. state Senate delays vote on proposed ban on reparative therapy

Thursday, May 30, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Senate has put off a vote on a bill that would prohibit licensed therapists from performing controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy on minors. [ 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 → ]
Ex-gay

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 → ]
Matt-R-Salmon

Lawmaker’s gay son doesn’t understand why people think his dad is a ‘bigot’

Monday, April 8, 2013
PHOENIX -- Matt R. Salmon, the gay son of U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), says it's hard for him to understand why people "jump to the conclusion" that his father is anti-gay. [ Read more → ]
Chris Christie

N.J. governor Chris Christie now says he opposes ‘gay conversion therapy’

Friday, March 22, 2013
After initially stating that he was undecided on whether New Jersey should ban the controversial use of “gay conversion therapy,” Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he opposed the practice, but stopped short of taking a position on a bill that would ban the therapy on LGBT youth. [ 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 → ]
Chris Christie

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie undecided on proposed ban on ‘ex-gay’ therapy

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
STONE HARBOR, N.J. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday that he is undecided on whether the state should ban the controversial use of "gay conversion therapy." [ Read more → ]
Jacob-Rudolph

N.J. teen whose coming out went viral, testifies against conversion therapy

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Jacob Rudolph, the LGBT teen from New Jersey who came out at a school awards ceremony, testified before a state Senate committee on Monday, calling for a statewide ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy. [ Read more → ]
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N.J. senate panel advances bill to prohibit conversion therapy for gay youth

Monday, March 18, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey state Senate panel on Monday advanced a bill that would prohibit licensed therapists from performing controversial therapy aimed a converting minors from gay to heterosexual. [ 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.

Christian activists: London mayor’s ban on ‘ex-gay’ ads stifling free speech

Monday, February 25, 2013
LONDON -- A christian group that promotes ex-gay therapy is taking the Mayor of London to court this week, alleging he violated their right to free speech when he banned their billboards from London buses and in the city's transportation hubs. [ Read more → ]
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