22nd November 2013
NOW: Agony aunt offers perfect response to parent who wants their child to ‘stop being gay’ 34
5:30 PM — A Washington Post columnist responded to a question from a parent who wanted their child to 'stop being gay', to suggest that they 'show them how easy it is' by changing their own sexuality for a year.
21st November 2013
Comment: The government is wrong not to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 22
3:22 PM — Labour MP Sandra Osborne has criticised Health Minister Norman Lamb for ruling out statutory regulation of psychotherapists in order to prevent them from being able to provide gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
20th November 2013
UK Government rules out banning therapists from providing gay ‘cures’ on cost grounds 18
6:28 PM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has told MPs that gay-to-straight conversion therapy is “utterly abhorrent” but that the government remains opposed to the statutory regulation of psychotherapists on the grounds of cost.
12th November 2013
US: Florida senator set to feature as keynote speaker for ‘gay cure’ therapy fundraiser 7
1:33 PM — Republican senator Marco Rubio, a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at a fundraising dinner for an anti-gay council that promotes "conversion therapy," attempting to turn gay people straight.
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.
1st November 2013
Petition puts pressure on Marriott to stop hosting ‘ex-gay therapy’ conference 6
1:56 PM — Despite historically supporting gay rights, Marriott has come under fire for hosting an ex-gay therapy conference.
23rd October 2013
Labour MP proposes bill to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 24
3:04 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has proposed a bill aimed at banning gay conversion therapy.
17th October 2013
Core Issues Trust seeks immediate injunction to remove London pro-gay bus adverts 71
12:57 PM — Core Issues Trust has lodged papers at the High Court attempting to force Transport for London to remove hundreds of new pro-gay equality posters on the capital’s buses via an injunction.
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.
28th August 2013
Exclusive: Total Politics apologises for running ‘gay cure’ Core Issues Trust advert 30
10:54 AM — The publisher of Total Politics magazine has apologised for running an advert advocating gay conversion therapy by Core Issues Trust.
21st August 2013
US conservative commentator: New Jersey’s law banning ‘gay cure’ therapy has ‘banned chastity’ 41
5:00 PM — A conservative social commentator has criticised New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's decision to sign into law a bill banning the practice of "gay cure" therapy on minors, saying he has "banned chastity".
20th August 2013
US: Conservative groups defend ‘gay conversion’ therapy after New Jersey ban 4
3:34 PM — New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has received criticism from conservative groups after he signed into law a ban on providing gay "cure" therapy to those under 18 years of age.
US: New Jersey ‘gay to straight’ therapy leader condemns ban on treating minors 20
10:02 AM — The leader of Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), Arthur Goldberg has condemned the state ban on therapist providing gay conversion therapy to those under 18 years of age.
12th August 2013
US: ‘Ex-gay’ gospel singer withdraws from performance at Martin Luther King memorial 7
4:55 PM — At the request of Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray, an "ex-gay" gospel singer withdrew from his performance at a Martin Luther King memorial at the weekend.
31st July 2013
US: ‘Ex-gay’ group claims ‘gay cure’ therapy awareness could have prevented AIDS epidemic 27
11:21 PM — Advocates of the controversial practice of ‘ex-gay’ therapy have claimed that it could have saved gay men from the AIDS epidemic, if more gay men had undergone the therapy.
USA Today publishes op-ed defending ex-gay therapy and claiming ‘hundreds of ex-gay patients were succesful’ 23
6:49 PM — USA Today has posted an op-ed by a staunch defender of 'ex-gay' therapy who defends institutions which continue to offer the service, despite a consensus among medical professionals that it can be harmful, and various lawsuits challenging the legality of offering such services.
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.
27th June 2013
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt urged to ban gay conversion therapy 7
6:58 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt urging for him to consider a complete ban on gay conversion therapy from being provided by psychotherapists.