2016: Counselling Manual for Parents of LGBT: Research Study

A brief overview of The Humsafar Trust’s counselling data from September 2015 to May 2016 revealed a gap in knowledge on how to counsel parents of LGBT individuals. This gap manifests itself in dangerous, life-threatening and ineffective means to ‘treat’ or ‘cure’ homosexuality, rather than providing care and support. This could include conversion therapy, which is an unscientific practice offered to homosexuals/ transpersons for ‘converting’ them to being ‘normal’. Practices may range from electroshock therapy to pills to aversion [...]