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Ex-Gay Researcher Apologizes To The Gay Community

By Igor Volsky  

"Ex-Gay Researcher Apologizes To The Gay Community"

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Dr. Robert Spitzer — whose influential 2001 study found that some gay people could change their sexual orientation and significantly bolstered the ex-gay movement — has now officially apologized to the gay community for the flawed science. “I believe I owe the gay community an apology for my study making unproven claims of the efficacy of reparative therapy,” Spitzer writes in a letter obtained by Truth Wins Out. “I also apologize to any gay person who wasted time and energy undergoing some form of reparative therapy because they believed that I had proven that reparative therapy works with some ‘highly motivated’ individuals.”

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