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Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 by Melanie

(CNN) -- The American Psychological Association concluded Wednesday that there is little evidence that efforts to change a person's sexual orientation from gay or lesbian to heterosexual are effective.

The report looks at 87 studies conducted between 1960 and 2007.

In addition, the 138-page report -- covering 87 peer-reviewed studies -- said that such efforts may cause harm.

"Contrary to claims of sexual orientation change advocates and practitioners, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of psychological interventions to change sexual orientation," said Judith M. Glassgold, chairwoman of the task force that presented the report at the group's annual meeting in Toronto, Canada. The Washington-based association represents more than 150,000 members.

"At most, certain studies suggested that some individuals learned how to ignore or not act on their homosexual attractions. Yet, these studies did not indicate for whom this was possible, how long it lasted or its long-term mental health effects. Also, this result was much less likely to be true for people who started out only attracted to people of the same sex."

In response, the group's governing Council of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday urging mental health professionals not to recommend to their clients that they can change their sexual orientation through therapy or any other methods.

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  1. Stacy |


  2. Stacy |

    Sooooo....the plan to kidnap Patrick by knocking him out and dropping him off in a suburb of Buffalo...

    And tell him he's had a head injury and that he's married to a woman and has four kids...

    And is an iornworker who follows the football pools religiously....

    And he'd rather be gutted like a fish than listen to musical theater...

    And owns two doberman pinschers....

    and his wife is pregnant AGAIN....

    That whole plan is out I take it????

  3. Stacy |

    Cause, you know, that single-mother stripper you hired Mel is getting a little restless in the sub-basement.

    And her kids went through your office and stole all your cd's and sold them on ebay to buy a sack of weed that they are currently smoking out in the alley behind the DQYDJ building.

    Its ok though. They told the police that you are their aunt and the officers are coming to see you later so its all good.

  4. Stacy |

    I suppose this means we have to get Patrick's cat, Minerva back from that animal testing lab.

    Damn, they'll probably want their money back.

    I wish you would make up your mind before you post these things Mel. Its just getting to be rather irresponsible on your part.

  5. Stacy |

    Do you think he'll notice that you sub-letted his apartment to DQ Rick and *HE* then sub-letted it out to the Duggars for their 130th child?

    Its spotlessly clean, all the white zinfandel has been removed from the premesis and there are conservative christian values, celebrating the union of a male and female quotes painted all over the walls.

    Golly!!! Boy, wont he be surprised!

  6. Stacy |

    I'd sure like to be a fly on the wall when he gets home from work.

    I dunno Mel, I dont think I'll be able to keep the whole plan of yours 'under wraps' like you told me.

    He's gonna figure something out eventually and quite frankly, I dont feel comfortable lying for you like you endlessly begged me to.

    You are simply going to have to learn how to take Patrick for who he truly is like the rest of us Mel.

    Free your mind.....

  7. Stacy |


    Status of patient Stacy the DQYDJ newsgirl posted at patient's request.

    Stacy is out of ICU and is in stable condition.

    The assailant, allegedly her sister Melanie is out on bond while officers are investigating the weapon used to beat the victim senselessly.

    Stacy appreciates the flowers and good wishes sent to her but wonders if anyone in the podcasting community can come pick up Patrick's 'wife and kids' from her hospital room.

  8. Melanie |

    I wish you wouldn't make me put you in the ICU, Stacy. I mean, really.

    Patrick, Minerva is safe and sound, and the fridge has been restocked with white zin. As for the Duggars, you'll find a crisp stack of $20s in your underwear drawer -- who knew medical experiments could be so lucrative?

    Jerry, you have any more of that absinthe?

    As for the stripper and her kids, I've sent them to the next health care town hall meeting to harass the "not choreographed in any way, nuh-uh, not us" conservative tools who try to break up the proceedings. Because I'm all about the democratic process.

  9. Jerry |

    Have two extra bottles of it, Hon. Medical grade.


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