ex-gays

"There was a psychological 'breaking-me-down' and isolation process from my friends and family because they were considered unhealthy. They did this to achieve complete domination over me to build me up and mold me from there."
Model Kyle Roux, who hails from South Africa, says he was shocked that his image was used in the Virginia-based ad, especially
NBC12 - Richmond, VA News A representative for PFOX was not immediately available for comment. LGBTQ Nation spoke with a
He divorced his wife later that same year, telling The Lone Star Q, "I’ve believed in faith that something was going to happen
I've seen the video of the gay man being "delivered" in church. Some find it funny. I think it's sad. And I don't blame him, because it's not his fault. It's the delusion, deception and power of the church (man). Many gay men have tried to pray the gay away, just not publicly.
2014-10-02-20141001ScottBlairsmall.jpgYou would think that after getting a phone call from Harvard Law's LGBT group encouraging their son to attend the prestigious university, Scott Blair's parents would be proud. Instead, they were devastated and joined an ex-gay counseling group and tried to make their son straight.
When I moved to New York City in 1987, I was an 18-year-old closeted man unsure of what life had in store. A friend of my mother's back in Texas said she knew people who ran a church in the city, and this Southern Baptist boy was looking for something that reminded him of home and was eager to join them.
So what really happens to those "ex-gays" once they convert and try to embrace a "straight lifestyle" anyways? In this witty
"For someone who isn't happy in gay lifestyle, that's not a hate message," Daniel Mingo, who claims he personally had to
A North Carolina-based mother is facing misdemeanor child abuse charges after she allegedly instructed her 12-year-old son
"This was not an easy bill to get through," he noted. Lieu said he was hopeful that other Republican lawmakers, as well as
Details of those events, which include a "pre-event get-together and lobby education training" event on Sept. 29, can be
After the poor ex-gays were mind-numbingly humiliated beyond all possible belief in a very public epic fail with their "Ex-Gay Lobby Day," my sons and I decided to sit down and write them a letter with some helpful suggestions.
“As far as my life goes, I am married,” he said. “I am happily married. There’s not been one day in the course of our nearly
This year, Heterosexual Awareness Month is honing in on Texas, the Dallas Observer notes. Texas HAM actually has its very
"I felt like I really was a shame to my parents," he says. "I felt like there was no way I could ever make them proud." Steve
The Family Research Council's legislative affiliate, FRC Action, will officially launch two new ex-gay rights organizations
I know that my gender identity is most definitely not a choice. Had I been given a choice, I would have chosen a gender identity congruent with my body's sex. I have suffered enormous, unspeakable pain for decades from having my real gender identity in conflict with my birth sex.
Exodus International leader Alan Chambers apologized recently for the harm done to LGBT people by the so-called "ex-gay" movement. In that moment, the face that came to mind for me was the bruised, burned and emaciated face of 15-year-old Raymond Buys.
It's terrific news that Exodus International, the largest and most known group that promoted "reparative therapy," is shutting down. But don't be fooled into thinking this is anything more than a re-branding for the "pray-away-the-gay" movement. It's certainly not a surrender.