Gaylesta has a long history of involvement in political and social causes to further equality for LGBT individuals and families. This includes writing an amicus brief for the Prop8 court case; working with state and national organizations to promote better cultural sensitivity in therapy treatment for LGBT individuals and families; and working to debunk lies about Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE), sometimes called sexual conversion therapy; this treatment is ineffective, unethical, and harmful. Our current projects are detailed below.
One of Gaylesta’s members, Guy Albert, recently sent this letter to Lieutenant General Michelle D. Johnson at the United States Air Force Academy, protesting their staff choice of Dr. Rosebush, who has a history of practicing reparative therapy. Read the letter below. ——————————————- Lieutenant General Michelle D. Johnson United States Air Force Academy 2304 Cadet [...]
SB1172 Update: Banning Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) It appears that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is actively involved and engaged on their decision regarding SB1172 in California that would ban licensed psychotherapists from SOCE. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals asked for a supplemental briefing on a procedural issue that were delivered by [...]
“The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” Theodore Parker, Unitarian Minister and Abolitionist, 1857 Martin Luther King, 1958 Few moments have ever been as historically important to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) rights and to the psyche of LGBTQ people as the upcoming Supreme Court decisions on [...]
Recently, mobile apps have appeared in Apple’s iTunes and in Google Play that purport to “cure” homosexuality. The iTunes app, Door of Hope, offered a Christian-based, 60-day program of potentially harmful reparative therapy. Apple pulled the app from iTunes after a successful campaign by All Out (they are still looking for support; you can sign [...]