APA repudiates LGBT-to-straight therapy


Report States Definitively that LGBT Orientation Cannot Be Changed
On August 5, the American Psychological Association declared that mental health professionals should not instruct LGBT clients that they can become heterosexual through therapy or treatments.

In a resolution adopted via a 125-to-4 vote by the APA’s governing council, the 150,000-member association put itself on record in opposition of so-called “reparative therapy” whose proponents declare the ability to change sexual orientation. The APA had long criticized efforts at reparative therapy.