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Conversion remedy is the follow of “curing” homosexual individuals by making an attempt to show them straight by way of counseling and life-style restrictions. The follow dates again to the early Freudian interval, when homosexuality was thought of pathological and makes an attempt to deal with it have been deemed acceptable. Today, nevertheless, homosexuality has been faraway from the American Psychiatric Association’s checklist of psychological issues, and conversion remedy is taken into account ineffective, dangerous, and probably lethal.
Regardless of a nationwide battle towards the acceptance of identical-sex marriage and equal rights for homosexual individuals, conversion remedy remains to be an issue, and it is being practiced each single day within the United States and all through the world.
In this particular report, VICE will get unique entry to one of many lots of of gay-conversion-therapy organizations, teams, and periods within the United States. At the Journey into Manhood program, males pay greater than $600 to attend a weekend retreat the place they take part in workouts and actions the employees members declare will assist them battle their same-sex orientation. The solely qualification to turn into a employees member is to have efficiently accomplished this system.
The report meets with the founding father of reparative remedy, Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, who’s illegally training on minors within the State of California, and investigates the controversial authorized battle to battle conversion remedy for people beneath 18 years of age. We additionally journey to the annual Gay Christian Network Conference, converse with former “ex-gay” leaders together with John Smid of Love in Action, who’s now married to his homosexual associate, and listen to the grueling tales of the people who’ve survived this brutal follow.
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