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Major Protest On Saturday Against Fringe Therapists Who Claim to 'Cure' Gays
Date:10/26/2007

DALLAS, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Truth Wins Out:

What: The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) will hold its annual meeting at the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport Marriott on October 27. The group claims there "are no gay people, just heterosexuals with a homosexual problem." A coalition of local and national GLBT organizations will hold a press conference at 11AM, followed by a demonstration against this controversial fringe group that claims to "cure" gay people. Ex-gay therapy is a practice that is condemned by every major medical and mental health association in America.

Where: In front of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport Marriott, Saturday, October 27, 11AM

Who: Paul Scott, Director, Equality Texas

Rev. Colleen Darraugh, Lead Pastor, MCC of Greater Dallas

Fernie Sanchez, Director, Vailente

Patti Fink, President, Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance

Kathy Collier, Director, PFLAG Dallas

Wayne Besen, Director, Truth Wins Out and author of Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth

Lloyd Rodgers (LPC), Therapist

Randy Martin, Therapist

Ex-Gay Survivors, TBA

Background: For the first time in a decade, the American Psychological Association is reviewing its procedures on working with clients who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender. NARTH is attempting to bully the APA into allowing the disreputable, pseudo-scientific practice of "ex-gay" therapy. NARTH is known for its bizarre theories, such as "non-homosexual men who experience defeat and failure may also experience homosexual fantasies or dreams." Last year, NARTH was embroiled in two major controversies that lead to its President, Joseph Nicolosi, stepping down from his post. In the first, a NARTH doctor wrote an essay supporting gender variant children being "ridiculed" in school so they would conform. In the second, another NARTH doctor wrote an article justifying slavery. Upon co-founding the group, the late Dr. Charles Socarides said, "Homosexuality is a psychological and psychiatric disorder, there is no question about it."

NARTH's leader, Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, has said factors in the causation of homosexuality include "fear of tall bridges" a "phobia of the phone" and once claimed that gay men are more likely to be "pee shy." He has encouraged his clients to become more masculine by drinking Gatorade and calling friends "dude." The organization's methods are so peculiar and bizarre that the American Psychological Association specifically condemned NARTH by name at the APA's annual convention in August 2006. According to the APA:

"For over three decades the consensus of the mental health community has been that homosexuality is not an illness and therefore not in need of a cure. The APA's concern about the positions espoused by the National Association of Research and Therapy of Homosexuality and so-called conversion therapy is that they are not supported by the science. There is simply no sufficiently scientifically sound evidence that sexual orientation can be changed. Our further concern is that the positions espoused by NARTH and Focus on the Family create an environment in which prejudice and discrimination can flourish."

Wayne Besen

Executive Director

Truth Wins Out

917-691-5118

wbesen@truthwinsout.org


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