In , a German psychiatrist electrified the audience at a conference on hypnosis with a bold claim: He had turned a gay man straight. Homosexuality, especially same-sex relationships between men, was considered deviant, sinful and even criminal for centuries. In the late 19th century, psychiatrists and doctors began to address homosexuality, too. They labeled same-sex desire in medical terms—and started looking for ways to reverse it. German doctor Eugen Steinach. There were plenty of theories as to why people were homosexual.
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Subscriber Account active since. The founder of one of the most prominent gay conversion therapy programs in the United States came out as gay last week, disavowing the practice that he dedicate his life to. McKrae Game, who led the faith-based conversion therapy program Hope for Wholeness for two decades, told The Post and Courier that the practice was a "lie," "very harmful," and "false advertising. The practice is banned in 18 states and Washington, DC, and has been denounced by LGBTQ organizations, discredited by medical professionals , and deemed destructive by the American Psychiatric Association and many other organizations. Conversion therapy's main goal is to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity. Often, LGBTQ individuals are isolated from their friends and family at camps and conferences where they're coached into believing their gender identities and sexual orientations are unnatural or sinful. Conversion therapists often use shame, and emotional trauma, physical abuse , in an attempt to make victims associate such things with their LGBTQ identities.
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This is a report about junk science and some of the people who propagate it. It is not about silly, perhaps amusing theories about ESP or life on the moon or even purported miracle cures for cancer. It demeans, defames and defrauds human beings, typically at their most vulnerable moments.
Robert Heath claimed to have cured homosexuality by implanting electrodes into the pleasure centre of the brain. Robert Colvile reports on one of the great forgotten stories of neuroscience. For the first hour, they just talked. Soon, events took their course: they were enjoying themselves so much they could almost forget about the wires leading out of his skull.