Conversion Therapy

Rafi Peretz's comments sparked widespread condemnation and protests in Tel Aviv.
Hundreds called for Rafi Peretz's resignation after he made the controversial remarks in a weekend interview.
LGBTQ activists say Dr. Joseph Nicolosi's books sought to give scientific credibility to the ex-gay movement.
The Family Research Council's president has supported gay "conversion" therapy and said Islam was "incompatible with the Constitution” in the past.
Gov. Janet Mills said the "harmful, widely discredited practice" has "no place" in her state while signing the bill into law.
Dan Reynolds urged the star-studded crowd to take action to "protect our LGBTQ youth."
“We’re saying that this dangerous, abusive behavior will not be tolerated,” a state lawmaker said of the discredited practice meant to change sexual orientation.
Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's executive order went into effect immediately.
Gov. Gary Herbert pledged to "continue working" to prohibit the controversial practice in a letter to young LGBTQ activists.
The state is considering banning licensed therapists from using conversion therapy on queer kids.
David Matheson, who is a Mormon, didn't denounce his previous work in the "ex-gay" movement, however.
The law would make New York the 15th state to outlaw the controversial and damaging practice.
“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” and “Boy Erased” have renewed momentum to LGBTQ advocates' efforts nationwide.
“These terrible practices that target our youth, simply for being who they are, are dangerous and immoral," Mayor Michael B. Hancock said.
The Arkansas-born writer admits he "hated" seeing his gay "conversion" experience as a film at first, but is hopeful it will educate audiences.
The actors portray gay conversion campgoers in the harrowing drama, which is based on a true story.
“We’re emotionally intelligent, and we’ve probably already heard the story you’re telling. Likely many times."
Georgetown University student Seth Owen said he'd looked up to Ellen when he was coming out.
In a moment of candor, he seemed to support the idea of "ex-gay" conversion therapy.