Saturday, March 3, saw a live YouTube broadcast of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8, a reenactment of Perry v Schwarzenegger (later Perry v Brown), the 2010 trial that ruled California’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional. The play premiered on Broadway in September, 2011, but this live version from Los Angeles was an abridged reading by [...]
Local government, police and community investors have distanced themselves from Frontline Church in Liverpool, England, after details of its “gay conversion” ministry were publicized. In July, I wrote for The Guardian‘s Comment is free about Liverpool LIFE ministry, a group patterned after LIFE NYC, an extreme, anti-gay organization founded by Joanne Highley. Although Frontline’s defenders [...]
A 2007 study of sexual orientation change is back in the news following its publication in a scientific journal. But despite conservative Christians’ championing of the research as proof that gays can change, the article presents nothing new. Stanton L Jones of Wheaton College, IL, and Mark Yarhouse of Regent University, VA, followed 61 subjects [...]
A conference on gay-to-straight therapy has been forced to seek a new venue after a Polish university withdrew its support. The event, featuring notorious NARTH therapist Joseph Nicolosi, was due to take place on September 16 at the Medical School Foundation in Poznan, Poland. The institution cancelled the event before the contract was signed, however, following [...]
The new documentary This Is What Love in Action Looks Like is the definitive account of one of the most shameful episodes in the 40-year history of the ex-gay movement. It’s the story of what happened to gay teenager Zach Stark at Love In Action, a Memphis, TN-based ex-gay ministry, in the summer of 2005. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur-nUamaeHI[/youtube] [...]
Christian therapist Marcus Bachmann, husband of Republican presidential runner Michele Bachmann, has been caught in a big lie. Late last month, recordings emerged of a 2010 radio interview with the Bachmann. He said: We have to understand: Barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined. And just because someone feels it or thinks it [...]
In a report aired last night, ABC’s Nightline investigated the therapy practice of Marcus Bachmann, the husband of Republican presidential runner Michele Bachmann. According to a related investigation by Truth Wins Out, Bachmann practices ex-gay therapy, where he and his associates attempt to turn gay men straight. Watch the ABC segment below: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGKcJyjyJsc[/youtube]
A gay New York Times journalist recently caught up with a former friend and colleague, Michael Glatze, the conservative Christian activist who, in 2007, renounced his homosexuality and claimed to have become straight. Benoit Denizet-Lewis wrote about the reunion, with background on Glatze, in the NYT story “Going Straight.” Following his ex-gay conversion, Glatze, a one-time [...]
A British psychotherapist was “reckless,” “disrespectful,” “dogmatic” and “unprofessional” in trying to turn a homosexual patient heterosexual, a hearing has concluded. Last week, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy found Christian counselor Lesley Pilkington guilty of professional malpractice. after she let her “personal preconceived views about gay lifestyle and sexual orientation … affect her [...]
A documentary about the ex-gay movement will have its premiere in June 2011, after six years in the making. The premiere of This Is What Love in Action Looks Like takes place at Frameline 35, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, which takes place from June 16 to 26. The movie had its genesis in [...]
- The Fighting Words of Michael Brown January 24, 2008
- Psychiatrists Warn Church of England to Reject Reparative Therapy November 22, 2007
- Wendy Gritter of Exodus Member Ministry New Direction February 25, 2008
- Ex-Gay Therapist James Phelan Removed From Exodus Referral List November 13, 2007
- Exodus International Lays off Staff, Cuts Benefits August 23, 2010
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