30th January 2014
Hong Kong: Billionaire withdraws £78m offer to turn his lesbian daughter straight and ‘respects her choice’ 4
5:49 PM — A Hong Kong billionaire who offered a £78m dowry to any man who married his lesbian daughter has withdrawn his offer, a day after she published an emotional open letter to him asking him to stop.
27th November 2013
World’s most senior psychiatrist comes out and says profession should apologise to gay people 10
3:21 PM — The new head of the World Psychiatric Association, Professor Dinesh Bhugra, has come out as gay in an interview and says his profession should apologise for the way it has treated gay people and women.
4th November 2013
US: Couple sue New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for signing law to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy 13
6:46 PM — A couple has sued New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, because he signed a law banning "gay conversion" therapy for minors, saying it violates their constitutional rights.
9th September 2013
Video: Viral music video about unrequited gay love gets follow-up sequel with happy ending 7
3:36 PM — Steve Grand, the US singer who received over two million YouTube hits when he posted a music video featuring the story of a gay man's unrequited love for his straight friend, recently posted a follow-up video where his character finds romance.
29th August 2013
US: Appeals court upholds California ban on ‘gay cure’ therapy 7
7:12 PM — A federal appeals court in the US on Thursday upheld a ban in the US state of California on the extremely controversial practice of gay '"conversion" therapy for minors.
12th July 2013
Lebanese Psychiatric Society makes unprecedented statement against gay conversion therapy 13
7:19 PM — Lebanon’s Psychiatric Society has declared that being gay is not a mental disorder and does not require treatment, making it the first Arab country in the Middle East to do so.
8th July 2013
Video: Gay themed rock song music video sees viral success 14
6:23 PM — A rock musician from the US has released a song and music video featuring a gay storyline, which has since gone viral with almost half a million YouTube views.
3rd July 2013
Brazil: Gay ‘cure’ bill withdrawn before vote in Parliament 8
4:24 PM — A politician in Brazil who proposed legislation that would allow psychiatrists to treat homosexuality as a disease has withdrawn the bill.
24th June 2013
US: New Jersey Assembly passes bill to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy 7
10:55 PM — The Assembly in the US State of New Jersey has passed a bill which would make it illegal to perform 'gay cure' therapy on minors.
31st May 2013
US: New Jersey Senate delays vote on gay ‘cure therapy’ ban 1
12:22 AM — The Senate in the US state of New Jersey has delayed a vote on whether or not to ban the controversial practice of gay "conversion therapy" on minors.
25th May 2013
Labour MP Diana Johnson: It’s now time for Parliament to tackle the issue of gay conversion therapy 36
12:45 PM — With marriage equality on its way, Labour MP Diana Johnson and Tom Stephens both write for PinkNews.co.uk on why ending gay-to-straight conversion therapy should be Parliament’s next priority.
7th May 2013
US: Supporters of ‘gay cure’ therapy call for new hearing on New Jersey bill to ban it 9
3:27 PM — Supporters of controversial "gay conversion" therapy in the US state of New Jersey, are calling for a bill to ban it to be subject to a new Senate hearing.
2nd May 2013
US: ‘Ex-gay’ activist: I admit using Grindr, but I never used it for sex 33
5:44 PM — An "ex-gay" preacher, who claimed to have been "cured" of his homosexuality, who in February admitted to using the gay dating app Grindr, has spoken again to say that he did use it, but never for sex.
29th April 2013
South Africa: Dead teen was beaten, starved and forced to eat faeces at camp linked to ‘gay conversion’ 67
6:17 PM — A court has heard how a teenage boy in South Afica died from severe and substantial injuries sustained while attending a camp which has been linked to "gay conversion", after allegedly being beaten, starved, and forced to eat his own faeces.
26th April 2013
US: Bill to ban ‘ex-gay’ therapy to be introduced in New York 3
5:47 PM — Two Democratic Senators in the US state of New York have announced plans to introduce legislation to outlaw the practice of controversial "gay conversion therapy".
11th April 2013
Video: Gay son of leading ‘conversion therapist’ talks about coming out to him 8
4:28 PM — The gay son of one of the first therapists to write on "gay cure", therapy has spoken about about coming out, saying it was difficult, but that he managed to overcome the issue with his father.
30th March 2013
Christian group accuses Boris Johnson of ‘cover up’ in gay cure London bus ad battle 27
11:43 PM — A Christian legal group behind an ad campaign for controversial gay cure therapies, the ban on which was upheld by a high court this month, has demanded memos from Boris Johnson in a new bid to prove he acted unlawfully.
22nd March 2013
US: New Jersey Governor announces opposition to ‘gay cure’ therapy 7
5:27 PM — The Governor or New Jersey has official announced his opposition to gay conversion therapy, after previously saying he had been undecided on the issue.
UK: Christian group given right to appeal High Court gay ‘cure’ bus advert ruling 15
2:24 PM — A judge at the High Court has granted the Christian group Core Issues Trust permission to appeal Friday’s ruling which deemed a Transport for London ban on homophobic bus adverts lawful.
19th March 2013
Video: Gay teen in viral coming out video urges New Jersey Senate committee to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 6
5:52 PM — A gay teenager from New Jersey gave an impassioned speech to a Senate committee considering a ban on gay conversion therapy in the state, after he started a petition with over 110,000 signatures against the therapy, and his recent coming out video went viral.