Last month, the father of “gay cures” denounced his own research. And the biggest pusher of this quack “ex-gay treatment” also recognized the damage caused by these fraudulent sessions. The ex-gay movement is breaking apart but one small group has split off and is ramping up this ridiculous practice.
While sometimes these “treatments” can seem ridiculous - they cause great harm to the people exposed to them. Organizations like Desert Stream teach people to hate who they are - and that they’re a failure for being unable to change that. This kind of self-loathing has life-long effects and can even lead to suicide. The World Health Organization, along with psychiatrist associations around the world, has already denounced these ”treatments” as ridiculous at best and suicidal at worst. But sessions are happening in France right now, Argentina next week - with Australia, Finland, England, Lithuania, Netherlands, Philippines, Switzerland and the USA to follow.
This is a moment of great weakness for the “ex-gay” movement - even the “father” of these so-called cures has publicly renounced his own research. If we stop Desert Stream and make it illegal for them to do more harm, we can put an end to “gay cures” everywhere. We will be delivering these signatures straight to Health Ministers around the world to demand immediate action.
Desert Stream is the last global group to push for these dangerous “cures”. We have no time to lose - we are delivering the first petition to French officials on Thursday. Will you sign now?