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‘Boy Erased,’ ‘To Wong Foo’ and Everything Streaming on HBO, Amazon, Hulu and Netflix in August

Looking for something to stream while you Netflix and chill? Check out our picks for new films streaming this month below, including Boy Erased, The Favourite and more. To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995), available Aug. 1 on Netflix It’s not the greatest drag film of the ’90s, but it is the only one with Wesley Snipes serving butch queen realness. The Color Purple (1985), available Aug. 1 on Hulu An all-star cast including Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah and Danny Glover tell the incredible story of Celie as...
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Far Right Wing House Republicans Pressuring Amazon to End Recent Ban on Ex-Gay Torture Books

In an astonishing act of federal government overreach into the private sector a far right wing group of House Republicans are working to force Amazon to end its recent ban on ex-gay torture books. Amazon earlier this month stopped selling the books, primarily authored by quack psychotherapist Joseph Nicolosi, that focus on so-called reparative therapy, the practice of which is illegal in a growing number of states. VICE News reports the Republican Study Committee “issued a handout during a private meeting in the Capitol Wednesday asking members to ‘contact Amazon with...
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Amazon Pulls Anti-Gay Books on Harmful ‘Conversion Therapy’ by NARTH Founder

“I believe that all people are heterosexual, but that some have a homosexual problem,” Joseph Nicolosi told The New York Times in 2012. “I don’t believe anyone is really gay.” Nicolosi, who died in 2017, was the founder of NARTH, the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality. A psychologist, Nicolosi advanced a fake, damaging, and dangerous practice called “conversion therapy,” which falsely claims to make gay people straight. Some who have been recipients of “conversion therapy” have called it torture. Some have noted it made it impossible for...
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Amazon has stopped selling ‘gay cure’ books by Joseph Nicolosi

Amazon has removed “gay cure” books by a well-known conversion therapy author from its UK and US sites. The main book in question was one called, A Parents Guide To Preventing Homosexuality, by Joseph Nicolosi. Nicolosi, who died in 2017, was the co-founder of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality and a prominent voice in the “ex-gay” movement. Rojo Alan, from Peterborough, wrote to Amazon several times asking it to remove Nicolosi’s books. After receiving no response, Alan made a Facebook post on May 31 calling for...
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