Malta bans ‘gay cure’ conversion therapy

Dec 7, 2016 by

from BBC News: Malta has become the first European country to ban gay conversion therapy. The bill against the practice, which aims to “cure” a non-heterosexual person of their sexuality, was voted through unanimously. Under the new law, anyone who tries to “change, repress or eliminate a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression” will be fined or even jailed. Professionals will face heftier fines of up to 10,000 euros (£8,450/$10,700)....

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Banning Real Help for Those Seeking Change

Dec 4, 2016 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: The Victorian government recently passed a bill which would ban those seeking to provide help for those who want to deal with their unwanted same-sex attractions. This dangerous bill would likely have escaped the attention of most folks, but the homosexual community was fully aware of it. One homosexual website for example said this when the bill was first mooted: A new bill set to crack down on dodgy health practitioners such as gay conversion therapists...

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Sexual Attraction Fluidity Exploration in Therapy (SAFE – T)

Dec 2, 2016 by

by Christopher Rosik, Ph.D. Creating a clearer impression of professional therapies that allow for change. During its May 27th, 2016, meeting, the board of the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity (ATCSI) voted unanimously to endorse new terminology that more accurately and effectively represents the work of Alliance therapists who see clients with unwanted same-sex attractions. The board has come to believe that terms such as reorientation therapy, conversion therapy, and...

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Christians, same-sex unions and the Manichean error

Nov 2, 2016 by

by David Bennett, Daily Roll: Why gay [or straight] relationships aren’t all bad and aren’t all good but aren’t the same. In recent press we have seen a flurry of different voices, including from within the Church of England and along the softer side of the evangelical world such as Tony Campolo and Jen Hatmaker make pronouncements in their support of blessing gay relationships. I remember my own distress when I heard of someone I looked up to at Wheaton College, Julie Rodgers, herself a...

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I am Not Homosexual … or Heterosexual, Bisexual or Any-Other-Kind-Of-Sexual

Aug 17, 2016 by

by Matt Moore, Christian Post: I’m often asked why I don’t use the terms “gay” or “homosexual” to describe myself — or even “bisexual” now that I’ve begun to dip my toes in the “heterosexual” dating world. If throwing quotations around these terms doesn’t insinuate strongly enough my distaste for them, let me say it plainly: I am not a fan of the prevalent language used in our society to think and talk about human...

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Transgender health, the WHO, and the purpose of diagnostic manuals

Jul 29, 2016 by

by Rebecca Oas, PhD, Turtle Bay & Beyond: As we discussed in a recent Friday Fax, the World Health Organization (WHO) is contemplating changes to its forthcoming updated diagnostic manual, including its handling of individuals who identify as transgender. A recent article published in The Lancet continues that theme, based on a field study in Mexico. According to the authors, the study “provides additional support for classifying health-related categories related to transgender identity...

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