31st May 2014
US: Less than half of Americans think people are born gay 38
2:43 PM — Less than half of Americans believe people are born gay, while over a third now believe homosexuality is caused by upbringing and external factors.
20th May 2014
Scots TUC supports Labour MP’s campaign to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 3
3:37 PM — A campaign by Labour MP Geraint Davies to ban gay-to-straight conversion therapy has received a boost after the Scottish Trade Union Congress endorsed the MP’s bill.
6th May 2014
Leaflet distributed in Cambridgeshire claiming to ‘cure homosexuals of their disease’ 23
11:41 AM — A leaflet claiming gay men can be “cured” of their homosexuality is being distributed through Ely, Cambridgeshire.
30th April 2014
UK Government confirms it is ‘strongly against’ the practice of gay ‘conversion’ therapy 16
5:25 PM — The Government has responded to a question of what extent gay "conversion" therapy is used, to say it does not know, but that it is "strongly opposed" to the practice.
29th April 2014
South African former army ‘gay cure’ psychiatrist starts jail sentence 11
4:39 PM — A former army psychiatrist found guilty of torturing gay South Africans and dissidents in the apartheid military has started a five-year jail term in Canada.
12th April 2014
US: Illinois House rejects bill to ban gay conversion therapy 9
10:00 PM — The Illinois House of Representatives has rejected a bill which would ban gay conversion therapy.
8th April 2014
US: University medical centre asks gay students ‘would you prefer to be straight?’ 13
8:54 PM — A health survey conducted by the University of Kentucky's medical centre asked students if they would prefer to be straight.
7th April 2014
Labour MP Geraint Davies: Only regulation can stop gay conversion therapy 13
1:43 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies says only statutory regulation can prevent therapists from trying to 'cure' LGBT people in England and Wales.
UK: Health Minister warns doctors against referring gay parents for ‘cure’ therapy 5
10:57 AM — Health Minister Norman Lamb has written to NHS England asking for assurances that GPs are not referring gay people for conversion therapy.
4th April 2014
Labour MP: Ministers are ignoring the problem of gay conversion therapy 8
6:19 PM — The government rules out the statutory regulation of psychotherapists in order to guard against gay-to-straight conversion therapy, leading to criticism from Labour.
1st April 2014
MPs demand Health Minister tightens up safeguards against gay ‘cure’ therapy 19
6:52 PM — A cross-party group of 15 MPs have sent a joint letter to Health Minister Norman Lamb calling on him to do more to address the problem of gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
31st March 2014
Jamaica: Parents tell newspaper they would ‘disown’ gay children 2
12:21 PM — Parents in Jamaica have told a newspaper that they would 'disown' a gay child, or try to cure them through 'counselling'.
26th March 2014
US: Illinois advances bill to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy
7:45 PM — A bill to ban gay 'cure' therapy in the US state of Illinois has advanced in the state's House.
21st March 2014
Dr Christian Jessen dismisses Telegraph criticism of his Channel 4 gay ‘cures’ documentary 57
2:32 PM — Doctor Christian Jessen has dismissed criticism from The Daily Telegraph’s Neil Midgley of his Channel 4 documentary on gay ‘cures’.
18th March 2014
Gay ‘cure’ doctor: Men should avoid listening to Adele if they ‘want to stay straight’ 49
2:12 PM — A retired US doctor who claims to be able to "cure" gay people, has advised that men should not listen to Adele because it might make them "turn" gay.
28th February 2014
UK Council for Psychotherapy: Gay conversion therapy is harmful and constitutes abuse 7
5:49 PM — Stonewall and the UK Council for Psychotherapy have released a joint statement against gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
22nd February 2014
US: Washington bill would class ‘gay cure’ therapy as unprofessional conduct for therapists 10
11:25 PM — Therapists who attempt to "cure" gay teens could soon be charged with unprofessional conduct under a new bill in Washington state.
21st February 2014
US psychologist says British opponents of ‘gay cure’ therapy have no scientific backing 30
12:40 PM — A leading US psychologist has published a paper claiming that the UK media is "ideological and not scientific" when it criticises mental health professionals who offer "conversion therapy" to gay people.
23rd January 2014
TV doctor Christian Jessen to try to ‘cure himself of being gay’ in new Channel 4 show 49
4:24 PM — Christian Jessen will attempt to 'cure himself of being gay' in a new Channel 4 TV series based on controversial therapies.
14th January 2014
Labour MP: Government wrong to say banning gay ‘cure’ therapy could affect pro-gay counselling 10
4:06 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has criticised Health Minister Daniel Poulter for ruling out statutory regulation of psychotherapists - the Minister claims it would have "unintended consequences" for counsellors who are supporting gay people.