Thursday, August 06, 2009

Gay for Good!

One of my contacts on twitter posted this Link to a newspaper article about the conclusion of the American Psychological Association with regards to promising clients they can change their sexuality through therapy. Apparently the APA has concluded that this type of therapy only does more harm than good. Well duh!

It's one step forward at least. Now therapists won't legally/ethically be allowed to offer this service, not that it is a service. It mentions faith and religion quite a lot and how therapists can help people explore their religion in order for them to feel more comfortable with combining their sexuality and faith. I guess that's pretty good. Religeion is often open for interpretation from the individual.

"The APA task force took as a starting point the belief that homosexuality is a normal variant of human sexuality, not a disorder, and that it nonetheless remains stigmatized in ways that can have negative consequences."

One step up for America, I'd say.

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