NARTH article asking why homosexuality isn't a disorder.

This article by Kathleen Melonakos from the NARTH website was recently reprinted by Lifesite News.While I think it is important to advocate for healthy sexual conduct, I do question the sources and some of the conclusions of this article. I did not check everything but a few things seem important to note.First, the article quotes the discredited work of Paul Cameron and relies on his conclusions based on questionable assumptions. One popular response to his work notes the problems with … [Read more...]

NARTH article reviews Danish study on childhood correlates of gay and straight marriage

Lifesite News ran an article by Linda Ames Nicolosi summarizing a research report by Morten Frisch and Anders Hviid. I covered this research last month.While I believe the research points to the potential influence of environmental factors broadly speaking, I think the Lifesite article overstates some of the findings.Mrs. Nicolosi correctly notes the population size - 2,000,355 native-born Danes between the ages of 18 and 49 but does not clarify that the research did not examine … [Read more...]

Peter Tatchell on gay identity

Pretty clear expression of the constructionist perspective on homosexuality from Britisher Peter Tatchell. … [Read more...]

Mental health status and homosexuality

Since the LA Times article appeared in October, I have received several emails asking about various aspects of my views that were reported in the article. Some ask about my view that same-sex attraction does not always stem from poor parenting, others ask about my views on homosexuality and increased risk for pathology. I have covered the parenting issues in prior posts and want to address briefly the matter of risk for pathology.Some wrote to say that when I was characterized by reporter … [Read more...]

Australian news report on ex-gay therapy

"It's guaranteed!" says Richard Cohen.Here's audio. … [Read more...]

Name the heterosexual: Answers

Ok, so not many wanted to guess. Can't say I blame anyone; there wasn't much to go on. However, these cases present some of the assumptions that conservatives often make when conceptualizing male homosexuality. I used a similar exercise about girls and eating disorders in one of my classes recently. Very few got that right either. I used that one to illustrate how clinicians can make poor judgments based on attachment to a pet theory of causation.So here is the rest of the story...James … [Read more...]


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