4th December 2012
California: Judge blocks new ban on ‘gay cure therapy for young people 33
9:03 AM — A federal judge has temporarily blocked California from a new law that bans licensed psychotherapists from attempting to change the sexual orientation of young people. The judge’s actions only apply to three providers that appealed to him to overturn the legislation.
1st December 2012
US: Gay “conversion therapy” advocates seek injunction to halt ban in California 19
1:15 AM — The yet to be implemented law banning discredited "gay cure" therapy in the state of California has been challenged by a Christian legal group, which said it violates privacy, and freedom of speech.
30th November 2012
US: Rabbinical Council of America does not endorse gay “cure” conversion therapy 1
9:10 AM — The Rabbinical Council of America has taken steps to re-iterate a statement made last year, in which it said it did not support the "conversion therapy" provided by a New Jersey based group.
29th November 2012
California representative calls on US Congress to ban gay ‘cure’ treatments for kids 3
12:50 PM — California Democratic Representative Jackie Speier has introduced a resolution in the US Congress calling for a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors.
27th November 2012
US: False advertising lawsuit filed against New Jersey group offering gay ‘conversion therapy’ 8
11:55 PM — Four gay men in New York have filed a lawsuit accusing a New Jersey-based group of falsely offering "conversion therapy", with a view to "reversing" their homosexuality.
21st November 2012
US: Gay ‘cure’ cult leader accused of arranging wife’s murder 14
2:43 PM — A religious cult leader who claimed he had gone from being gay to straight is under investigation following the death of his wife.
13th November 2012
Gay ‘cure’ therapy is harmful says UK government 29
1:13 PM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller has responded to a parliamentary question on gay conversion therapy by instructing Health Minister Norman Lamb to outline the government’s official position.
11th November 2012
US: Pastor arrested, accused of sexually assaulting subjects of ‘gay cure’ counselling 6
12:32 AM — A Minnesota pastor was arrested, and appeared in court, after two men who were receiving counselling as "treatment" for their “homosexual tendencies," reported sexual assault.
22nd October 2012
US: Gay man falsely imprisoned by extremist church 25
6:00 PM — Four members of a church in North Carolina have been charged with false imprisonment over allegations that they held a young gay man against his will.
5th October 2012
California: Second lawsuit filed against gay ‘cure’ ban 26
2:44 PM — A second federal lawsuit has been filed seeking to overturn California's new ban on gay conversion therapy for those under the age of 18.
4th October 2012
UK: Journalist welcomes BACP decision to strike off anti-gay therapist 5
8:35 PM — Lesley Pilkington, the Christian psychotherapist who was found to be providing gay conversion therapy, has finally been struck off by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
3rd October 2012
US: Lawsuit to challenge California ban on gay ‘cure’ therapy 9
12:54 AM — A Christian group are set to sue in an attempt to reverse California's new law which will ban gay 'cure' treatments for people under 18 from January 2013.
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.