conversion therapy

Russia: How The Soviet Union Tried to 'Cure' My Homosexuality

Don’t let the word “family” fool you — the center was actually the first legal organization dedicated to “sexology” or what you might call “sexual pathology.”I was 17 then. The predominant social opinion was that homosexuality was a disease that needed to be treated.

US: Massachusetts becomes 16th state to ban ‘ex-gay’ therapy for youth

Massachusetts became the 16th state in the nation to ban “ex-gay” conversation therapy on Monday after Gov. Charlie Baker signed a measure into law prohibiting the widely discredited practice for youth.

Spanish Church defends bishop in 'gay cure' controversy

Spain's Roman Catholic Church on Friday defended a bishop whose diocese near Madrid is being investigated after a newspaper reported it ran "courses" to "cure" gay men of their homosexuality.

Spain's health minister calls for end to gay 'conversion therapy'

Spain’s health minister called on Wednesday for so-called conversion therapy to be abolished after a report that a branch of the Catholic Church had offered to “cure” gay people