Pulse survivor Javier Ruiz
May 8th, 2018

Pulse shooting survivor Javier Luis Ruiz says the horrific attack convinced him to embrace God and leave his gay identity behind. Ruiz was recruited to participate in last weekend’s “Freedom March” in Washington D.C. – an event featuring other “ex-gays” who claim to have ditched homosexuality and become straight. Continue reading

Man protesting conversion therapy
March 19th, 2018

In a major victory for the LGBT rights movement, states are cracking down on the use of conversion therapy for minors. However, the controversial practice – characterized by many experts as ineffective and even abusive – remains popular in many religious communities. Continue reading

Emily Thomes claims God helped turn her straight.
January 8th, 2018

In a controversial Facebook video that has gone viral, a self-professed “ex-lesbian” claims that gay people can become straight if only they pray hard enough. Emily Thomes starts off sounding like an LGBT advocate, talking about coming out at a … Continue reading

state flag billowing in the wind
October 8th, 2012

In a victory for the LGBTQ rights movement, California became the first U.S. state to ban gay conversion therapy for minors. Gay rights advocates have hailed the decision as a step forward for vulnerable youth, while religious fundamentalists have criticized … Continue reading