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Truth Wins Out: Dr. Robert Spitzer Renounces Infamous "Ex-Gay" Study

"Dr. Spitzer’s repudiation of his 2001 study is an earthquake that severely undermines the validity of ‘ex-gay’ programs. Spitzer just kicked out the final leg from the stool on which the proponents of ‘ex-gay’ therapy based their already shaky claims of success."

What will happen is the same thing that happened with the right on the "virulent homophobia = closeted gay" study I linked yesterday: it doesn't mean anything; it's all a conspiracy. The radical homos made him retract it.

Because why let actual, credible, non-faith-based-science get in the way of your message?

Still, those who are on the fence will pay attention, and for that I am glad. Another wrong righted.

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mishlai
Apr. 12th, 2012 07:54 am (UTC)
FB has me spoiled, I want to click "Like".
bonnie_halfelvn
Apr. 12th, 2012 10:15 am (UTC)
Hehe! That happens to me, too!
belluthien
Apr. 13th, 2012 04:51 am (UTC)
LOL! YES! :)
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dreamer_98
Apr. 12th, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
Have you read the article on the American Prospect?
http://prospect.org/article/my-so-called-ex-gay-life

Really insightful piece from the inside of ex-gay therapy.

I don't think Spitzer intended for his study to be used by ex-gay therapy proponents the way it was. It's good that now he's finally retracted it, but like you said, people on the other side will continue to believe what they want and probably still reference it.

Edited at 2012-04-12 08:37 pm (UTC)
bonnie_halfelvn
Apr. 13th, 2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
That's a very detailed article. I've read many stories about this, some much more disturbing.

On the other hand, I was listening to OutQ yesterday, and a woman called saying her 7-year-old son had just come out to her, and she wanted advice on how to prepare for what would happen in the future.

The host first congratulated her for creating an environment where her son felt comfortable and safe telling her. Then he recommended she find a PFLAG chapter in her area. :)
belluthien
Apr. 13th, 2012 04:53 am (UTC)
It's my theory that those who are on the fence are the only ones who listen.
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bonnie_halfelvn
Apr. 13th, 2012 02:31 pm (UTC)
I agree completely.

*hogs*
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