May 17, 2019

In this day and age, it is absurd to think that a ban on conversion therapy for vulnerable adults and minors is even being debated. But just last week, Minnesota lawmakers argued over a ban on therapy aimed at changing sexual orientation, and the ban did not pass (“Political is personal on gay ‘conversion,’ ” front page, May 11).

May 17, 2019

Advocates say compromise language offered by Republicans doesn't go far enough.

May 17, 2019

As a Christian and the spiritual leader of a large Minneapolis congregation, I believe we are called by Holy Scripture and the example of Jesus to “love our neighbors as ourselves” and to stand with the most vulnerable among us. That includes LGBTQ youth coming of age and discovering who they are in communities and households often hostile to them.

May 17, 2019

Supporters of a conversion therapy ban in Minnesota flooded a Senate office building on Wednesday in a last-minute attempt to lobby Republican senators to support a bill stopping the practice
The proposal would prohibit mental health practitioners and professionals from any practice “that seeks to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity,” including attempts to “reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same gender.”

May 17, 2019

My name is Jory. I am the son of third-generation North Dakota farmers. I had a beautiful childhood filled with love and compassion. However, when I was 15, in 2009, everything changed when my parents found photos of male models in my room.

May 17, 2019

Minnesota Senate GOP leader Paul Gazelka, father of child with a dual gender identity, seeks to heal political and personal wounds.

May 17, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - A vote on banning therapists from trying to convert gay children in Minnesota left lawmakers choked up this week at the state Capitol.

May 3, 2019

[Saint Paul] Minnesotans, continuing the fight to end the fraudulent and dangerous practice known as conversion therapy, held a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol as part of a full day of LGBTQ lobbying and workshops. Hundreds of Minnesotans from across the state came together to meet with their legislators to fight for equity for LGBTQ Minnesotans and to demand a stop to conversion “therapy.”

May 3, 2019

A bill that seeks to prohibit therapies that attempt to alter the sexual orientation or gender identity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth cleared the Minnesota House on Thursday.

May 3, 2019

The Minnesota House has taken a stand against conversion therapy, a practice used to try to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Lawmakers voted 72-53 Thursday to include a statewide ban of the therapy on minors in a larger health and human services bill.