Campaign launched to expose ex-gay therapists

Published: February 12, 2010

A gay journalist who went undercover to expose the methods of gay conversion therapists is organising a campaign to stamp out the controversial therapy.

Patrick Strudwick revealed last week how two therapists, one of whom was an advisor to homophobic former MP Iris Robinson, had tried to turn him straight through "unethical" methods.

The premise of gay conversion therapy is that gay people can be turned straight and that homosexuality is often caused by a lack of a father figure or sexual abuse as a child. In some cases, NHS funding pays for the treatment.

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