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Gay Conversion Therapy (MLF)

The Commonwealth Club

Monday, July 28, 2014 from 5:15 PM to 6:30 PM (PDT)

Gay Conversion Therapy (MLF)

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Professor Sheldon W. Helms, Associate Professor of Psychology, Ohlone College

As our country deals with the issues of marriage equality, gays in the military and other forms of inclusion of gays and lesbians into mainstream society, and as Russia and other countries enforce draconian laws limiting the rights of their gay and lesbian citizens, fringe religious and therapeutic organizations have operated mostly in the shadows, attempting to "convert" their homosexual clients to heterosexuality through a mixture of prayer and pseudoscience.

Helms describes the history of attempts to define homosexuality as an illness and to make gays go straight.

Some forms of Gay Conversion Therapy have been outlawed in California and New Jersey, and one of the primary institutions that promoted it has announced its closure, but what are the real stories behind these announcements, and do they go far enough?


MLF: Psychology
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 4:45 p.m. networking reception, 5:15 p.m. program
Cost: $20 non-members, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Patrick O'Reilly, Ph.D.

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The Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Monday, July 28, 2014 from 5:15 PM to 6:30 PM (PDT)


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