5 things to know about gay conversion...

5 things to know about gay conversion therapy

There are 11 comments on the news.yahoo.com story from Nov 28, 2012, titled 5 things to know about gay conversion therapy. In it, news.yahoo.com reports that:

A therapy that claims to convert gay people into heterosexuals is being tested in court with two new cases, one of which seeks to sue counselors offering the therapy and the other seeking to defend them.

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Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#1 Nov 28, 2012
Wihtout reading the article, here are five things to know about it:

1. It does not work.
2. It is not science.
3. The people who are behind it are scum.
4. There is no reason for anyone to try it.
5. It constitutes medical malpractice. One might as well drink methyl alcohol to get high, take catharides as an aphrodisiac, or treat cancer with coffee enemas.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#2 Nov 28, 2012
"I believe I owe the gay community an apology for my study making unproven claims of the efficacy of reparative therapy," Spitzer wrote.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#4 Nov 28, 2012
American Medical Association: "opposes, the use of "reparative" or "conversion" therapy that is based upon the assumption that homosexuality per se is a mental disorder or based upon the a priori assumption that the patient should change his/her homosexual orientation"
AMA Policy Regarding Sexual Orientation [AMA]

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#5 Nov 28, 2012
American Academy of Pediatrics: The terms reparative therapy and sexual orientation conversion therapy refer to counseling and psychotherapy aimed at eliminating or suppressing homosexuality. The most important fact about these “therapies” is that they are based on a view of homosexuality that has been rejected by all the major mental health professions. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,6 published by the American Psychiatric Association, which defines the standards of the field, does not include homosexuality. All other major health professional organizations have supported the American Psychiatric Association in its declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973. Thus, the idea that homosexuality is a mental disorder or that the emergence of same-sex attraction and orientation
among some adolescents is in any way abnormal or mentally unhealthy has no support among any mainstream health and mental health professional organizations.

The idea that homosexuality is a mental disorder or that the emergence of same-sex attraction and orientation among some adolescents is in any way abnormal or mentally unhealthy has no support among any mainstream health and mental health professional organizations.

Despite the general consensus of major medical, health, and mental health professions that both heterosexuality and homosexuality are normal expressions of human sexuality, efforts to change sexual orientation through therapy have been adopted by some political and religious organizations and aggressively promoted to the public. However, such efforts have serious potential to harm young people because they present the view that the sexual orientation of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth is a mental illness or disorder, and they often frame the inability to change one’s sexual orientation as a personal and moral failure.

Because of the aggressive promotion of efforts to change sexual orientation through therapy, a number of medical, health, and mental health professional organizations have issued public statements about the dangers of this approach. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the National Association of Social Workers, together representing more than 480,000 mental health professionals, have all taken the position that homosexuality is not a mental disorder and thus is not something that needs to or can be “cured.”

The American Academy of Pediatrics advises youth that counseling may be helpful for you if you feel confused about your sexual identity. Avoid any treatments that claim to be able to change a person’s sexual orientation, or treatment ideas that see homosexuality as a sickness.
Just the Facts About Sexual Orientation and Youth [APP]

Religionthebigli e

“saved From jesus”

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#6 Nov 28, 2012
NoQ wrote:
It should be mandatory for all Queers to participate in this program. It would change your life for the better.
Did it work for you?
disgusted american

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Nov 29, 2012
5 things to know about gay conversion therapy

5 things to know about Heterosexual conversion therapy

...see how stupid that sounds? Either you ARE, or you are NOT......Conversion therapy is A+ BULLCRAP

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#8 Nov 29, 2012
I would love to attend a "gay conversion" conference. I bet it's a giant pick-up, meat market! LOL Add some booze and you'd have one hell of a party! LOL
disgusted american

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Nov 29, 2012
The Righteous Mayor- wrote:
<quoted text>Why would anyone want to convert to gay?
why would anyone who's gay wanna convert to heterosexuality? SAME scenerio - AGAIN - EITHER YOU ARE, OR YOU AREN'T

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#12 Nov 29, 2012
The Righteous Mayor- wrote:
<quoted text>Why would anyone want to convert to gay?
so you admit, that conversion either way is IMPOSSIBLE, finally.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#13 Nov 29, 2012
The Righteous Mayor- wrote:
<quoted text>Why would anyone want to convert to gay?
How odd that you use the Mayor from the 'Wizard of Oz' as your avatar photo, the most beloved by gays movie out there. Why not have a photo of Glinda the Good witch while you are at it, or JUDY GARLAND and be done with it.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#14 Nov 29, 2012
The Righteous Mayor- wrote:
<quoted text>Why would anyone want to convert to gay?
Because when ya sign up ya get a FREE OFFICAL Members hip card, the complete works of Bette Midler, a FREE Poster of Liza Minelli for your bedroom, ya get to go to curcuit parties all the time, where ya get FREE beer and people throw money at ya all the time ! It's GREAT !

Why would anybody NOT want to sign up ?!

:)

And you're surrounded my movie stars all the time ! We recruited Lindsay Lohan and Susan Powter, and Chris Colfer didn't we ?!

:)

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