Same old nonsense, different language: a handsome “ex-gay” therapist claims to be “ex-gay” himself, thanks to Jesus, etc. He was interviewed on Aquí y Ahora, a popular Spanish-language news magazine which made no effort to interview people hurt by attempts to change their sexuality or to mention that such “therapies” have been widely discredited. This propaganda appears shortly after the Ecuadorian government’s petition-fueled efforts to close the country’s ex-gay camps. GLAAD called them out, pointing out that Aquí y Ahora has done far better in the past (it has even been nominated for GLAAD media awards), while Ricky Martin sent a sarcastic tweet asking if heterosexuals are born or made.
GLAAD has reached out to Aquí y Ahora to apologize and commit to doing a segment that provides the balance sorely lacking in the recent segment and that explains the harm done by so-called “reparative therapies.” Univision responded that they have taken careful note of GLAAD’s concerns and will respond next week.