Tag: Conversion Therapy

Education Department Invites LGBT Hate Groups to Event

The Education Department has once again sent the message that it is not inclusive of the LGBT community. A quiet “Engaging Fathers and Families” event took place on Thursday and included speakers from Focus on the Family (FOTF) and Family Research Council (FRC). Politico was the first to report that…

Bill Seeks to Ban Harmful Conversion Therapy Nationwide

A bill introduced in Congress this week would ban the harmful, widely discredited practice known as “conversion therapy” across the country. The Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 calls conversion therapy “an unfair or deceptive practice” that has been largely rejected by “professionals in education, social work, health, mental health…

Hate Group Senior Fellow Named Trump's Domestic Policy Adviser

President-elect Donald Trump last week named Ken Blackwell — a man with a long anti-LGBT history — his domestic policy adviser. Blackwell is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council (FRC), classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a hate group that “often makes false claims about…

You Can Still Be Fired For Being Gay In Most States

The nation erupted in celebrations this weekend after the Supreme Court’s announcement that same gender marriage is now legal in all 50 states, prompting the trending topic #LoveWins to explode all over social media. But despite this monumental victory for the LGBT community and allies alike, a lot of work…

Obama Gets Behind Banning LGBT 'Conversion' Therapy

By Michael Nam In the same week the executive order for protecting federal employees and contractors from discrimination went into effect, the Obama Administration continues to make progress on LGBT issues with an announcement taking on the harmful practice of ‘conversion’ or ‘reparative’ therapy. “The overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that…