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Bishop Helps Weaken Youth Conversion Therapy Ban in West Virginia

A bishop successfully helped restrict a West Virginia city's ban on conversion therapy despite LGBTQ advocates' appeals to ignore the bishop's objections. Read More

Bishop Opposes Banning Conversion Therapy, While Also Condemning Such Therapy

West Virginia's bishop has voiced his opposition to a proposed ordinance that would ban conversion therapy in the city of Wheeling, claiming the ordinance would require people to accept "transgender ideology." Later, he backed away from the harmful practice.  Read More

Catholic Groups Join Boycott of U.K. Government’s LGBTQ Conference

Three Catholic organizations have joined more than 100 groups in the United Kingdom who withdrew their support from a government-run LGBTQ conference that has subsequently been cancelled Read More

Investigation Finds Spanish Bishop Did Not Violate Anti-Conversion Therapy Law

Officials in Spain have found a bishop did not violate a local law prohibiting the promotion of conversion therapy, though they remain watchful for any violations against LGBTQ people. Read More

Mother of Suicide Victim Warns Catholic Ministers to Stop Abusing LGBTQ Youth

In a recent article published in the National Catholic Reporter, Joyce Calvo shares memories of her daughter, Alana Chen, while at the same time urging Catholic leadership to care for LGBTQ youth instead of condemning them to a fate of shame and despair. Read More

Bishops in New Zealand Endorse Proposed Law Banning Conversion Therapy

New Zealand's bishops have issued their qualified support for legislation that would ban conversion therapy in that country. Read More

Archdiocese Apologizes After Ex-Gay Therapy Ban Compared to Indigenous Massacres

The Archdiocese of Regina has apologized and backed away from remarks made by a representative that compared a proposed bill banning conversion therapy to the harm done by residential schools to Indigenous communities. Read More

In Historic First, Vatican Instructs Spanish Bishops To Disavow Ex-Gay Group

The Vatican has instructed Spain's bishops to disavow a conversion therapy group in that country in what is likely an historic first. Read More

Polish Priest Advocates Genital Mutilation, Electric Shocks as Cures for Homosexuality

A priest in Poland taught school children that homosexuality is a mental disorder that can be “cured” with electric shocks and genital mutilation, leading to support from a national politician and criticism from his diocese. Read More

Australian Archbishop Objects to New Law Banning Conversion Therapy

An archbishop in Australia has joined critics of a newly-passed law banning conversion therapy in the state of Victoria. Read More