Lesbian college athlete rejected by parents, retains eligibility

So glad this girl’s friends are looking out for her. Shameful that her parents disowned her, but we see that a lot, no matter how much progress is made.

An online fundraiser has grown for a local college student who was cut off by her parents when they found out she was gay.

Webster native Emily Scheck says her parents cut ties in August when they found out she’s in a relationship with a woman.

Scheck, a sophomore at Canisius College in Buffalo, receives a partial scholarship as a Division I cross-country and track athlete. But her parents wanted her to give it all up and go to counseling because she’s gay.

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States Banning Conversion Therapy

So so thrilled to see this as reality!! We don’t need to be “fixed” as there’s nothing wrong with us.

A record number of jurisdictions this year are taking aim at conversion therapy for minors: an attempt to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity through tactics as obvious as hypnosis or as subtle as inducing shame.

Almost 50 bills have been introduced in 24 states targeting conversion therapy, which has been discredited by dozens of medical associations and child-welfare institutions. On Tuesday, 11 of them — including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Counseling Association — released a letter urging states to make such bills a priority.

“Being LGBTQ is not an illness,” said Xavier Persad, legislative counsel for the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ rights advocacy group. “It is false that being LGBTQ is wrong and a disorder.”

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Gay ‘cure’ therapist had sex with patients

FURTHER proof that those who hate LGBT the most are the ones who are deepest in the closet.

Dr Melvyn Iscove, 72, was registered as a psychiatrist with the  College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and claimed to be able to ‘cure’ patients of ‘same-sex attraction’.

However, Dr Iscove – who was described as having a “special interest in the treatment of patients with problems related to homosexuality” – was handed a suspension this week for having sex with patients.

The committee alleged that Iscove,  who believes homosexuality is a “sexual disorder”, engaged in “mutual masturbation and oral sex” with two male patients during sessions, and had anal sex with one male patient.

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Man Tried to Cure Himself of Homosexuality

It’s heartbreaking to know that even adults feel the need to cure themselves of something that isn’t a disease. He’s proof that it’s not the Christian God who hates homosexuals, it’s his followers.

Humans of New York has profiled a man who was subjected to gay ‘cure’ therapy.

At present, it is legal in nearly all US states to attempt to ‘cure’ homosexuality, even though experts say the practice can be deeply harmful.

The state of New York moved to outlaw gay ‘cure’ practises for minors last year, but adults are still free to seek treatment.

Photojournalist blog Humans of New York, which is run by Brandon Stanton, posts daily pictures of everyday people around New York – and attracts a huge following across the internet.

A picture from the blog went viral this week, featuring a man opening up about his relationship with faith and sexuality.

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NJ governor to sign ban on gay conversion therapy

I could definitely see myself voting for Chris Christie if he were to run for president in 2016.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie plans to sign a bill Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, making New Jersey the second state to ban so-called conversion therapy, along with California.

The bill passed both houses of the New Jersey Legislature with bipartisan support in June. Assemblyman Tim Eustace, who sponsored the bill and is openly gay, described the therapy as “an insidious form of child abuse.”

In a signing note accompanying the bill that will be made public Monday, Christie said he believes people are born gay and that homosexuality is not a sin. That view is inconsistent with his Catholic faith, which teaches that homosexual acts are sins.

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