7th April 2014
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.
10th January 2014
Anglican Mainstream: God would be opposed to banning gay conversion therapy 80
1:41 PM — A bill aimed at banning gay-to-straight conversion therapy has been denounced by the social conservative Christian group Anglican Mainstream as a “threat” to Christians.
12th December 2013
Labour MP Geraint Davies publishes bill to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 8
1:37 PM — Labour MP Geraint Davies has published a Private Members' Bill in Parliament aimed at banning gay-to-straight conversion therapy by regulating the psychotherapy sector.
2nd December 2013
Gay ‘cure’ conference to be staged in London 28
7:17 PM — Two Christian groups which supports the ‘ex-gay movement’ are due to hold a conference in London next month advocating gay-to-straight conversion therapy.
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.
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.