There is an international movement aimed at banning and criminalising therapy and counselling for unwanted same-sex attraction and gender identities. The government of the United Kingdom has announced that they are proposing such a ban. Carys Moseley explains ten reasons why this would violate human rights.
11 accounts from a range of current CIT clients wanting to leave homosexual practices and feelings. Updated for the 2018 Jerusalem GAFCON Gathering
Understand the role of Stonewall in Gender mainstreaming in the UK
Most of the stories in this book demonstrate the major and profound influence of faith on behaviour. Yet what matters here is not the issue of faith, but the individual’s right to choose how they want to live. If people decide on the basis of faith to devote their lives to helping the socially deprived, society says that is good, and honours them. Yet if they voice a similar faith based conviction as regards their sexuality and preferred lifestyle, they find themselves condemned.
What the Research Does and Does Not Say: Is Therapeutic Support for Unwanted Smae-sex Attractions Harmful?
“What the Research Does and Does Not Say …” should be required reading for mental health providers, physicians, client/patient advocates, legislative and judicial bodies involved in matters regarding human sexual identity. Science, beneficence, non-maleficence and informed consent, not propagandized soundbites, must serve as the foundation for all healthcare. Michelle A. Cretella, MD, Vice President, American College of Pediatricians
“We are living in a time when the political agendas of activists within professional associations and governmental agencies have taken precedence over the pursuit of scientifically grounded answers regarding therapeutically aided change in unwanted same-sex attractions and behaviors. By sharing their personal experiences and professional reflections on the issues of harm and ethical carein the provision of change oriented intervention, O’Callaghan and Davidson have provided a helpful corrective to this state of affairs”