2nd October 2012
UK: BACP warns against gay conversion therapy 16
12:09 PM — Britain's largest professional body of psychotherapists has warned its members against attempting to "convert" gay people, after discovering practitioners were still offering the "treatment".
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s parents thought he was gay and tried to ‘cure’ him 15
12:48 AM — Film star-turned-politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has spoken out saying that his parents thought he was gay when he was a teenager, and that they took him to a doctor in order to try to "cure" him.
1st October 2012
California bans teenage gay ‘cure’ therapy 19
5:55 PM — Campaigners and medical professionals have welcomed California Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to ban teenagers from accessing discredited treatments that seek to reject an LGBT identity.
14th September 2012
Malaysian government criticised for hosting seminars to spot ‘gay children’ 9
6:24 PM — The Malaysian government has been criticised by Amnesty International for hosting a series of seminars for parents and teachers, claiming how to identify if a child is gay.
5th September 2012
Sydney: Christian doctor banned for prescribing chemical castration ‘gay cure’ to teen 58
7:07 PM — An Australian doctor and member of a conservative Christian sect has been banned from practicing medicine after he prescribed a teenager a chemical castration drug for use as a ‘gay cure’.
7th July 2012
Leader of ‘reparative therapy’ group Exodus says gays can’t be cured 33
11:00 PM — The leader of global 'gay cure' church Exodus International has declared that gays cannot be turned straight and that so-called 'reparative therapy' may be dangerous. Exodus president Alan Chambers is said to have shocked the 'ex-gay' movement with his volte-face and is facing accusations of heresy.
14th June 2012
Russian state radio interview with ‘gay cure’ therapist breached UK standards 16
12:52 PM — Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has ruled that an interview with Christian therapist Lesley Pilkington on Russian state radio in which the presenter referred to homosexuality as a 'disorder' to be 'cured' and decried 'aggressive homosexual propaganda' breached the Broadcasting Code when it aired in the UK.
7th June 2012
Dutch Christian group may appeal after ‘gay cure’ therapy removed from health insurance 35
4:45 PM — A religious organisation whose 'gay cure' therapy is to be removed from the basic health insurance package in the Netherlands has said it is looking to appeal the decision.
5th June 2012
Dutch minister stops gay ‘cure’ therapy health insurance 24
1:29 PM — Gay 'cure' therapy will no longer be available in the basic health insurance package in the Netherlands, Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers announced today.
31st May 2012
California senate approves ban on ‘gay cure’ therapy for minors 10
11:09 AM — The Californian state senate last night approved a bill to ban the use of so-called conversion therapies on minors which attempt to alter their sexual orientation.
30th May 2012
Californian ban on ‘gay cures’ for minors may see senate vote today 17
11:36 AM — A bill at California's state legislature which would ban attempts to turn gay minors straight through therapy and require adults to be informed of the unproven effectiveness of such treatments is expected to be voted on at the senate later today.
28th May 2012
Christian ‘gay cure’ therapist loses appeal 85
2:09 PM — A Christian psychotherapist lost her appeal last week against a ruling by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy that her behaviour in offering to therapeutically change a patient's sexuality was negligent.
25th April 2012
Russia: Father imprisoned gay teen son in rehab clinic after a witch failed to exorcise his homosexuality 27
1:06 PM — A teenager has escaped from a rehab clinic after his traditonalist father had him locked up and drugged after he came out to him aged 16. The boy's grandmother had previously used the services of a 'witch' to cure him of his homosexuality.
24th April 2012
California pushes for a partial ban on ‘gay conversion therapies’ 27
11:49 PM — A bill passing through Californian Senate seeks to ban so-called 'reparative therapy' for gay men and women below the age of 18, and would force psychiatrists to inform older patients of the many mental and physical harms such 'therapies' might cause.
MP John Glen refuses to cut ties with ‘gay cure’ charity 118
12:37 AM — The Conservative MP for Salisbury, John Glen, has said that he will not be "bullied into cutting ties" with a charity that sponsored an event which included discussions of "curing" homosexuality.
11th April 2012
Psychiatrist requests retraction of controversial ‘gay cure’ study 21
5:14 PM — Dr Robert Spitzer has said he would like to retract a study he conducted on the result of 'gay cure' therapy which has been used to claim that some gay people are able to turn straight.
9th April 2012
Archbishop panel member says gay people can ‘change’ sexual attraction 100
9:37 PM — The Crown Nominations Commission, whose job it is to recommend a successor to Dr Rowan Williams for the position of the Archbishop of Canterbury, includes a leading member of the Anglican Church who believes that gay people can be counselled to suppress and/or change their sexuality, the Guardian reports today.
5th April 2012
Malaysia announces funding for counsellors to tackle gay ‘phenomenon’ 34
3:44 PM — Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced funding yesterday to enable counsellors to tackle "sexual orientation disorders like LGBT".
22nd March 2012
Malaysian MP calls for ‘gay rehab’ 34
11:06 AM — A Malaysian MP who described 'scary' levels of homosexuality in his country has called for the government to open a gay 'rehabilitation' centre.
16th March 2012
Second MP pulls out of CARE internship scheme over charity’s ‘extreme views’ 26
11:46 AM — A second MP has pulled out of the Westminster internship scheme funded by the charity CARE as an online petition calling on others to pull out has reached 8,000 signatures.