Homosexual activist groups pressured APA committees to remove homosexuality from the APAs approved list of disorders. In spite of the long documented history showing that therapists have helped homosexual clients reduce and change their homosexual tendencies, professionals who persist in viewing and treating homosexuality as a changeable condition are labeled unenlightened, prejudiced, homophobic, and unethical.
1) Does anyone know where I might find the "long documented history" showing that therapists HAVE indeed helped homosexual clients reduce and change their homosexual tendencies? Gays are always saying that homosexuality can't be altered because it's "who one is" not "what one does." It would be really handy if I had some evidence that gays have been permanently helped.
P.S. I noticed in Fast Fact #82 that Throckmorton wrote on article on ex-gays for the APA Journal in 2002; but it no longer appears in the archives of the APA website. Interesting.
I believe freeper EdReform put a lot of documentation together in revision 1.1 of the categorical index in regards to the APA and pedophilia.
Checkout one section of FR profile and scroll down to the "Dr. Spitzer" and click it for some very useful information on ex-homosexuals.
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Pinging for comments and additional documentation.
Before you read any of the NARTH stuff you need to start at the beginning.
It's a long read and it may take you a few times to get through it, it did me, but you have to understand this before you can go on. Ed probably gave you this along with others but it's important you start here.
Ed, I must have missed your ping the first time.