APA sexual orientation task force report: Analysis

Earlier today, the American Psychological Association governing board received the report of the Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Response to Sexual Orientation. The report and press release were embargoed until now. With this post, I want to comment on the paper and recommendations made by the Task Force.Generally, I believe the paper to be a high quality report of the evidence regarding sexual orientation and therapy. The authors of the paper (see this post for the new release which … [Read more...]

Press release: APA Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation Report

The APA released the report from the Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation today. This post is the APA press release, I also have an analysis of the report and another post coming with press reports.APA PRESS RELEASEAugust 5, 2009Contact: Kim Mills(202) 336-6048 until Aug. 5(416) 585-3800 – Aug. 5-9--------------------------------------------------------------------------------INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE THAT SEXUAL ORIENTATION CHANGE EFFORTS W … [Read more...]

Carrie Prejean defends photos

This morning Carrie Prejean issued a statement via her publicist about naughty photos of her circulating on the internet.SAN DIEGO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- "On April 19, I chose to answer a question during the 2009 Miss USA pageant in an honest and personal manner that expressed my views of the long-established definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman. That answer, and my commitment to stand by my beliefs, has since resulted in attacks on me and my integrity as a woman. We … [Read more...]

Obama supporters found guilty of voter fraud in Ohio

I investigated and followed this story along with Palestra through the Fall. You can get caught up quickly at this post. Months later, the three leaders of Vote Today Ohio were found guilty of voter fraud.Here is the story from the Columbus Dispatch:3 voting advocates guilty of fraudTuesday, April 28, 2009 3:33 PMBy Barbara CarmenTHE COLUMBUS DISPATCHThree staff members for Vote Today Ohio, an independent get-out-the-vote organization supporting Barack Obama, pleaded guilty in … [Read more...]

Hate 2 hope: The story of Tim Zaal and Matthew Boger

Although this story is old news, I thought it appropriate to share here in light of recent posts on bullying, the Day of Silence and the Golden Rule Pledge.Watch this You Tube video which is a clip from a 2006 episode of 20/20 with John Stossel. More explanation follows:Zaal and Boger appeared on NPR last November and continue to share their story at the Museum of Tolerance. I encourage you to read the entire piece but here are some highlights:For nearly three … [Read more...]


Out with the old, in with the new.It is on. … [Read more...]

Obama rolls out the Mod Squad

Modification, that is.In about an hour, Coach Obama will roll out his team. While he is in charge of the vision-thing, he has assembled a team of independent minded people who barely resemble the change-thing he campaigned on. More like a Modification Squad.If any PUMA's and Just Say No Deal folks are still reading, how is the appointment of Hillary as SoS playing with your camps?Now that the election is over, the New York Times notes that the Bush administration had some initiatives … [Read more...]

New Danish study reviews mortality among married gays

In April, 2007, I posted a rebuttal to Paul and Kirk Cameron's claims that gays die 20-plus years sooner than straights. That post was the first of a nine-part series, Only the Gay Die Young? The links will show up if you click here, here and here. Also, I brought them all together in an article with additional commentary in an article presented at a research summit I conducted in 2007.Participating in that exchange was Morten Frisch, Danish epidemiologist. I initially corresponded with Dr. … [Read more...]