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.
1st March 2012
Graduate hands back Oxford degree over Christian Concern conference 106
1:08 PM — An Oxford graduate has handed back his degree over a college's arrangement to host conferences in association with a religious group which has regularly opposed advances in gay rights and backed 'gay cure'.
27th February 2012
UAE: Pulled ‘gay cure’ video gets ‘unprecedented’ media interest 10
10:32 AM — Following the article 'UAE 'gay cure’ video removed from YouTube', The National, one of the country’s most widely respected English language broadsheets, followed suit and reported on the matter.
24th February 2012
UAE ‘gay cure’ video removed from YouTube 8
12:28 PM — A homophobic video filmed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been removed from YouTube following a campaign by Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transexual Rights UAE (GLBTR UAE) working with Gay Middle East and the international LGBT Press.
10th February 2012
Gay cure columnist ‘denied free speech’ 70
1:20 PM — The columnist behind a piece on 'gay cure' in a regional Jewish newspaper has said the widespread anger at her column shows the gay community is denying her the right to free speech.
9th February 2012
New York rabbi: Cure gays with chemicals 122
6:03 PM — A controversial New York rabbi has reacted to an article by someone who attempted reparative therapy by arguing that homosexuality could be tackled with chemical castration. The rabbi claimed Jewish LGBT groups are a 'fifth column' within the Jewish community.
Ex-gays claim ‘illegal discrimination’ over flyers 47
2:16 PM — A national 'ex-gay' support organisation which distributes flyers to students in the US state of Maryland has called today for an official to be disciplined after he described the publications as "reprehensible".
5th February 2012
The shocking truth about religious ‘gay cure’ therapy by someone who failed to turn straight 115
11:04 AM — Very little has been written about what actually happens at so-called reparative therapy. Chaim Levin enrolled on a Jewish scheme to try to turn himself straight. This is his story.
3rd February 2012
Video: PinkNews.co.uk founder records It Gets Better video on being gay, Jewish and condemning gay cures 190
6:51 PM — PinkNews.co.uk founder and Channel 4 technology correspondent Benjamin Cohen discusses Cohen, 29, discusses coming out to his Jewish family in the time of Section 28, when discussion about being gay was limited in schools. He also condemns repartive therapy for same sex attractions. His former school, JFS, was criticised last month for showing sixth form students a slide about "gay cure" treatments.
Amsterdam’s ‘gay cure’ declaration rabbi reinstated 39
12:44 PM — The chief rabbi of Amsterdam's Orthodox Jewish community has been reinstated after reportedly accepting he should not have signed a 'gay cure' declaration with the title.