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    Lebanese Psychiatric Society makes unprecedented statement against gay conversion therapy by Scott Roberts 12
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 22, 2013

      Lebanese Psychiatric Society makes unprecedented statement against gay conversion therapy

      by Scott Roberts
      12 July 2013, 7:19pm


      Lebanon’s Psychiatric Society has declared that being gay is not a mental disorder and does not require treatment, making it the first Arab country in the Middle East to do so.




      TUC and Unison urge government to ban gay conversion therapy as petition heads to Parliament

      by Scott Roberts
      12 July 2013, 10:39am


      More than 40 different LGBT groups along with trade union organisations the TUC and Unison have called on the government to ban gay conversion therapy.




      Closed for Business: The Death of the ’Ex-Gay’ Movement

      by Chris Sosa

      EDGE Contributor

      Tuesday Jul 16, 2013


      In the early 1900s, psychologists began openly discussing a new and prevalent sexual deviation: homosexuality. Abraham Brill, in a seminal 1913 essay for the Journal of the American Medical Association titled "The Conception of Homosexuality," asserted that homosexuality was a psychological disturbance related to narcissism. He argued that homosexuality was a curable state, although such cures should be of psychological, not physical nature.





      Mass. Bill Would Ban Sexual Orientation Therapy

      Associated Press

      Tuesday Jul 16, 2013


      Gay rights activists are planning to gather at the Statehouse in support of a bill that would ban therapy on minors that seeks to change their sexual orientation.

      The bill would prohibit any licensed professional in Massachusetts from engaging in any practice that seeks impose a change in the "sexual orientation or gender identity" of anyone under 18.



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