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History
Straight Mens’ Balls, Prostitution Therapy and 9 Other Old-Timey ‘Cures’ for Homosexuality

Doctors used to think that implanting a straight man’s testicle into a gay man’s scrotum would cure his homosexuality. And if you think that’s weird…

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Mental Health
This Man Survived Two Years of Gay Conversion Therapy in a Church Basement

For two years in his youth, gay activist Darren Calhoun lived in his church basement and tried to “get right by God” under the guidance of his pastor

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Celebrities
David Yost, the Blue Power Ranger, Opens Up About His Breakdown Following Years of Conversion Therapy

David Yost, the Blue Power Ranger, quit the show over homophobic abuse and immediately went into conversion therapy — it made him have a mental breakdown

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Business
25% of U.S. States Now Ban Gay Conversion Therapy, So What Happens Next?

25% of U.S. states now forbid so-called ex-gay conversion therapy for minors — here are the states expected to ban the dangerous form of torture next

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News
This Pulse Survivor Has Now Come Out in Support of Ex-Gay Therapy, Says He ‘Loves Jesus’

Luis Javier Ruiz survived the 2016 shooting and now he’s promoting the idea that gays can change through Jesus

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Mental Health
This Man Whose Father Founded the Ex-Gay Movement Is Spewing Lies to Lure Confused LGBTQ People

Joseph Nicolosi Jr.’s father helped found the ex-gay movement in the United States, and he’s spouting his dad’s same dangerous lies

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News
Washington Just Became the 10th U.S. State to Ban ‘Gay Cure’ Therapy, But Religious Practitioners Aren’t Backing Down

The recent Washington ban makes it one of 10 states to do so, but religious practitioners are still fighting for ‘religious rights’

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News
A ‘Gay Cure’ Doctor in Toronto Was Just Sentenced for Having Sex With His Male Patients

Dr. Melvyn Iscove has been found guilty by Ontario’s medical regulator of sexually abusing two of his male patients

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Books
Bigoted Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Just Published a Memoir About ‘Fist-Pounding Homosexual Men’

The profits from the new Kim Davis memoir, entitled ‘Under God’s Authority,’ will support an anti-LGBTQ organization that compared gay men to Nazis

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World
This Church Promises to ‘Cure’ Homosexuality Through 3 Days of Prayer and Starvation

A church in England has a three day program to help ‘cure’ homosexuality, but it involves praying for three hours at a time and ingesting no food or water

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