Reports & Research

Challenging the ex-gay movement

Report Type: 
December 19, 1998

The claim that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people can be “cured” has more to do with the right’s political objectives and its bitter opposition to equal rights than with genuine caring.

In attacking gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, ex-gay ministries, like their parent, the Christian right, promote an agenda for all Americans that is profoundly anti-democratic and exclusionary.

This report serves as a guide for challenging those who claim that LGBT people can be “cured.”