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Important Articles on Research

Progressives are vastly over represented in the academy. According to the most comprehensive study on faculty political leanings to date (Gross & Simmons 2014), progressives outnumber conservatives by 10:1 in the humanities and social sciences, despite the fact that conservatives outnumber liberals in the general U.S. population. 

Heterodox Academy, March 29, 2018 

Many research articles can be found in the various editions of the Journal of Human Sexuality that can be accessed free of charge on this web site. CLICK HERE
A little light in the darkness as a new USA Today article explores the discredited "born that way" myth.   CLICK HERE
The Alliance for Therapeutic Choice Response to the 2013 WMA Statement on Natural Variations of Human Sexuality  CLICK HERE

Identical Twin Studies Demonstrate Homosexuality is Not Genetic - CLICK HERE

Same-sex Parenting and High School Graduation Rates - CLICK HERE

A Response to the Academy of Science of South Africa's Diversity in Human Sexuality Report - CLICK HERE

Response to the “Report of the American Psychological Association Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation.” 2009

Sexual Fluidity in Males and Females. 2016  CLICK HERE 

Is Conservative Religiousness Inherently Associated with Poorer Health for Sexual Minorities? - CLICK HERE

Sexual Minorities Responding to Sexual Orientation Distress: Examining 33 Methods and the Effects of Sexual Identity - CLICK HERE

Labeling and Theological ViewpointAlliance Research Division Report on the Santero study of 125 men engaged in SAFE - Therapy

New Research Sheds Light on Fluidity - CLICK HERE

The APA Says "Born That Way and Can't Change" is Not True of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - Laura Haynes, PhD  CLICK HERE

Historic Documents:

The "Trojan Couch": How the Mental Health Associations Misrepresent Science - Jeffrey Satinover, MD, PhD  CLICK HERE

Can Some Gay Men and Lesbians Change Their Sexual Orientation? 200 Participants Reporting a Change from Homosexual to Heterosexual Orientation Robert L. Spitzer, M.D.  CLICK HERE

DSM 1968 (on homosexuality) - CLICK HERE

DSM 1952 (on homosexuality) - CLICK HERE

On arriving at the American Psychiatric Association decision on homosexuality - CLICK HERE

Historic APA Symposium on Religiously Mediated Change in Homosexuality - CLICK HERE

Alliance Leaders Make Debut Presentation of Outcome Research


Data suggest professional psychotherapy can facilitate change in sexual attractions and improve well-being.


(March 10, 2016, Pasadena, California) – Challenging the conventional wisdom that psychotherapy services for clients dissatisfied with their same-sex attractions (SSA) are harmful and ineffective in facilitating SSA change, two Alliance leaders presented initial data from their outcome study at the CAPS conference in Pasadena, California.  Current Alliance president Carolyn Pela, Ph.D., and former president Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D., summarized the findings of their study, “Clinical outcomes for same-sex attraction distress: Well-being and change,” to an attentive audience at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel.  Pela and Nicolosi cited as rationale for their research the APA 2009 Task Force Report that concluded there were no empirical, rigorous studies that are able to speak to the beneficence or harm of psychotherapeutic services to clients distressed about their same-sex attractions who pursue change as a goal.

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