Part of the homosexuality page of Dr.
to Change Sexual Orientation, a revealing analysis by Dr. Gregory M.
Herek, which finds that such attempts are a failure and unethical.
discourages use of "reparative therapy" - the position of the largest
association of psychologists in the world on attempts to "cure" homosexuals.
Such attempts are discouraged.
The American Psychiatric Association's Position Statement on therapies focused on attempts to change sexual orientation.
- Why Reparative Therapy and Ex-Gay Ministries Fail, an illuminating report by Kim I. Mills, Human Rights Campaign.
Critical Evaluation of Attempts to "Cure" Homosexuality, an essay by
Dr. Niclas Berggren which takes a closer look at "reparative therapy" and
concludes that one should be warned of it.
The Pseudo-Science of Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy, by Dr. Douglas C. Haldeman.
Changed, So They Say, a note on the ex-gay claims, by Dr. Andrew Sullivan.
Finally Free: How Love and Self-Acceptance Saved Us from the Ex-Gay Ministries, personal stories from people who have tried to change their sexual orientation but realized that this cannot be done. Strong reading. (PDF-file; if you don't have Adobe Acrobat, which is needed to access this document, download it for free here.)
- Finding a Real Cure, the personal story of 21-year-old Wade Richards, who used to be part of the ex-gay movement.
The Ex Files: Not Your Usual Gays, a revealing essay by Mark Pietzryk on some leaders of the "ex-gay" movement.
Homosexuals Need to Be Healed of Their Homosexuality?, a question explored
by Dr. Joseph Adam Pearson.
Does Psychoanalysis View Homosexuality?, a clarifying letter from Dr.
Ralph Rouhgton of The American Psychoanalytic Association, which does not
embrace the views of NARTH.
Therapy Does Not Work, a collection of citations documenting this.
The Real Changes Taking Place in the Ex-Gay Movement" Dr. Ralph Blair takes a closer look
at the "ex-gay" movement, often run by Christians, who claim that it is
possible to change. The findings reveal that there is no basis for such
Ex-Gay Nomad, a refreshing site by people who are former ex-gays.
Introduction to Reparative Therapy, a good overview of the problems with "ex-gay" claims.
or Friction?, an article which interviews "ex-ex-gays" who reveal what
"ex-gay" organizations are all about.
says efforts to 'cure' homosexuality can cause lasting damage", an
article from The Detroit News.
Bible as Medicine: Bible and Prayer as Miraculous Cure against Homosexuality",
a text by the priest and doctoral student Lars Gaardfeldt of the University
of Gothenburg, which describes and analyzes the teachings of Christian
"healer" Leanne Payne.
Sexual Orientation: Does Counseling Work? - a clinical study of the
effects of attempts to change a person's sexual orientation. If you have
been a party to such attempts in the US, do not hesitate to contact the
researchers through this site!
det att ändra sexuell läggning? En faktatext av Niclas Berggren.
gång gay alltid gay, en intervju med Ulf Lidman, som tidigare
trodde sig ha blivit heterosexuell genom kristen behandling men som nu
förstår att han hela tiden varit homosexuell.