Gay Conversion Therapy Repudiated

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    Aug 06, 2009 6:06 AM GMT
    We need more of this stuff to be mentioned on air:

    http://www.apa.org/releases/therapeutic.html?imw=Y

    An excerpt:
    "Based on this review, the task force recommended that mental health professionals avoid misrepresenting the efficacy of sexual orientation change efforts when providing assistance to people distressed about their own or others' sexual orientation.

    "APA appointed the six-member Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation in 2007 to review and update APA's 1997 resolution, "Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation," and to generate a report. APA was concerned about ongoing efforts to promote the notion that sexual orientation can be changed through psychotherapy or approaches that mischaracterize homosexuality as a mental disorder."
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    Aug 06, 2009 6:07 AM GMT
    Here's a PDF you should download:
    http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbc/publications/therapeutic-response.pdf
  • GQjock

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    Aug 06, 2009 10:49 AM GMT
    But the homophobic right wing crew come from the arena where it's
    .... Fuck the Science and all the facts that show conversion therapy is hurtful

    They hide behind the ridiculous notion that "god" wants it that way icon_confused.gif