Conversion Therapy

The practice has been condemned by leading medical and mental health groups. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is standing behind it.
The judge argued that the Florida city didn't have the legal authority to ban therapy to change someone's sexual orientation or gender expression.
Many believe a pending federal lawsuit filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom could have greater implications for LGBTQ people if the ban isn't lifted.
McKrae Game, who founded South Carolina's Hope for Wholeness in 1999, has apologized for being "a religious zealot that hurt people."
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.