Sunday, 29 April 2012

Robert Spitzer and ex-gay therapy: so, about that "choice"?

This week a bombshell rocked the LGBT community, and in a good way. A very, very good way.

One the other hand, it’s a total bummer for people like Marcus Bachmann, Care, Core Issues, Desert Stream Ministries, Exodus International, Living Waters, Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, not forgetting our old friends Eugene Fear-The-Peen Delgaudio and Dr Peter Saunders.

Why? Because in 2001 Dr. Robert Spitzer Presented a paper entitled Can Some Gay Men and Lesbians Change Their Sexual Orientation? at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual bash. Since it came from a self-styled “skeptic” who had previously led the movement to get homosexuality removed from the DSM IV and no longer considered as an illness, this opened the floodgates to self-styled “gay cure” therapists, often closely associated with the religious right. And in spite of the study’s conclusions having been robustly criticised from the outset, these parasitic purveyors of deluded quackery and evangelistic brainwashing continue to promote their fear-filled, hateful agenda...

Read the rest here: Robert Spitzer and ex-gay therapy: so, about that "choice"?

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