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Nicolosi Makes Cameo At APA Taskforce

Daniel Gonzales

August 21st, 2008

My former therapist Joseph Nicolosi made a somewhat odd appearance on Aug 14th at the APA’s Taskforce report on Gender Identity, Gender Variance, and Intersex Conditions according to BTB reader Matthew Calamia who was also attending. Calamia, a graduate student in clinical psychology, wrote in an email to BTB:

Nicolosi showed up (late) to the APA Task Force on Gender Identity, Gender Variance, and Intersex Conditions session. He asked the panel what they would tell parents who were concerned about their gender variant children, a “70% predictor of homosexuality.” Randall Ehrbar, a member of the task force, acknowledged it was a controversial topic and that the members didn’t all agree. Then Nicolosi said he was able to cure those children and plugged A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality. Following the audible groans from the audience, someone mentioned another book that people might find helpful, The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals.Nicolosi left soon afterwards. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen him at any of the other LGBT sessions, but there are two days of the convention left…



Garrett O'Neal
August 22nd, 2008 | LINK

Yesterday, I was writing my ex-counselor that her involvement with the Desert Streams ministry was wrong and manipulative. As for myself, I can only imagine what it would be like to have accepted something, a doctrine, and then be faced with a fact that it is wrong. The most I feel for the anti-gay/ex-gay activists is sorrow; sorrow for how they will feel when they realize that all the time and money they’ve devoted to this movement was wrong. It’s stated over and over in the Bible that one must go through the worst to experience and appreciate the best. We can only pray that these people come to a realization sooner than later.

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