The gays! They're out there, being painfully gay, and this offends some folks, including some of the very gays who're out there being gay! For this reason, some gays attempt to convert to straightdom, which science now says is ridiculous.
As reported by CNN, the American Psychological Association conducted an extensive study on gay conversions and came up with some truly shocking findings. Excerpted below is the crux of the report, but just please be sure to sit down before you read any of this.
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.
In addition, the report cited evidence that efforts to switch a person's sexual orientation through aversive treatments might cause harm, including loss of sexual feeling, suicidality, depression and anxiety.
Many who tried to change and failed "described their experiences as a significant cause of emotional and spiritual distress and negative self-image," it said.