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It's supported by US vice pres-elect Mike Pence - check out this History of Gay Conversion Therapy
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It's supported by US vice pres-elect Mike Pence - check out this History of Gay Conversion Therapy

CREATED ON // Thursday, 15 December 2016 Author // Andrew Shaw

It’s known that US Vice President-Elect Mike Pence is a supporter of gay conversion therapy, whose goal is to alter gay people’s sexuality so they become straight.

They do this by training that reinforces the ‘naturalness’ of heterosexuality, and the evil of being gay - often using biblical passages that prohibited homosexual acts among Jewish priests 3,000 years ago.

Needless to say, conversion therapy doesn’t work, and has been rejected by the American Psychiatric Association, the World Psychiatric Association and just about everyone who knows anything about how the mind works.

But in this post-truth world ruled over by President-Elect Trump and Pence, there are fears that ideas like gay conversion therapy might catch on as the 'solution' to whatever ‘problem’ gay people have.

This video looks at gay conversion therapy around the world, and how Malta has just become the first European country to ban the practise.

The Dark History of Gay Conversion Therapy

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Andrew Shaw

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Andrew Shaw is editor of QP [queensland pride magazine].

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