Ina German psychiatrist electrified the audience at a conference on hypnosis with a bold claim: He had turned a gay man straight. Homosexuality, especially same-sex relationships between men, was considered deviant, sinful and even criminal for centuries. In the late 19th century, psychiatrists and doctors began to address homosexuality, too.
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To learn more about why behaviors and identities do not always match, I interviewed 60 rural white men who identify as heterosexual, but have had sex with other men. Social context, I found, plays an important role in mediating the relationship between behavior and identity. My findings have important implications for public health efforts, particularly in rural areas of the country.
Part of the Freedom from Homosexuality Series. Here are stories of men and women, who identified as gay or struggled with homosexuality, but who believed — or came to believe — homosexuality was not part of God's design for human sexuality and relationships. So, they began to move away from homosexuality and to steward their relationships and sexuality in a biblical manner. Typically, this is a process of growth and changenot an instantaneous transformation.
Part of the Leaving Homosexuality Series. Advisory — Adult subject matter at some links. We are here.
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Matthew Parris. Long-suffering Spectator readers deserve a seasonal break from yet another Remoaner diatribe from me. Instead, I turn to sex.
A controversial new study says yes — if they really want to. Critics, though, say the study's subjects may be deluding themselves and that the subject group was scientifically invalid because many of them were referred by anti-gay religious groups. Robert Spitzer, a psychiatry professor at Columbia University, said he began his study as a skeptic — believing, as major mental health organizations do, that sexual orientation cannot be changed, and attempts to do so can even cause harm.
Sexual orientation change efforts SOCE are methods used in attempts to change the sexual orientation of homosexual and bisexual people to heterosexuality. According to the American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation, "there are no studies of adequate scientific rigor to conclude whether or not such methods work to change sexual orientation. The longstanding consensus of the behavioral and social sciences, and the health and mental health professions is that homosexuality and bisexuality are per se normal and positive variations of human sexual orientation.
Beauty vlogger James Charles recently reached 16 million subscribers on YouTube. A few days later, those numbers dropped to 13 million after his mentor, Tati Westbrook, exposed his misconduct. They have been friends for over two years-to the point that Tati and her husband considered him family and helped him with his business contracts.