conversion therapy http://wamc.org en Sean Philpott: Banning Conversion Therapy http://wamc.org/post/sean-philpott-banning-conversion-therapy <p>Earlier this week, the New York State Assembly overwhelmingly voted to pass a bill that would ban the use of so-called “reparative” or “conversion” therapy – treatments that aim to change sexual orientation – on minors. During the time I wrote this commentary, the New York State Senate had yet to vote on the bill. They have until the end of today, when the 2013-14 legislative session officially closes, to pass the bill. Should it pass, Governor Cuomo is expected to sign the bill into law. This would make New York the third state – following California and New Jersey – to outlaw efforts to turn gay kids straight.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:51:00 +0000 Sean Philpott 92968 at http://wamc.org Sean Philpott - You Can't Pray the Gay Away http://wamc.org/post/sean-philpott-you-cant-pray-gay-away <p>Dr. Robert Spitzer, one of the leading psychiatrists in the US, recently did something remarkable. In a letter published in the <u>Archives of Sexual Behavior</u> on May 19th he humbly wrote, &ldquo;I owe the gay community an apology.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 16:46:00 +0000 39677 at http://wamc.org