SOCE pl (plural only)

  1. Initialism of sexual orientation change efforts.
    • 2013, John Fletcher, Preaching to Convert: Evangelical Outreach and Performance Activism in a Secular Age, University of Michigan Press (→ISBN), page 263:
      The suggestion that evangelical “ex-gay” ministries like Exodus have anything to do with health or happiness invites ... and secular LGBT-affirmative groups often characterize SOCE as a ploy of the political right to grant anti-gay agendas a ...
    • 2014, Martin Kantor MD, Why a Gay Person Can't Be Made Un-Gay: The Truth About Reparative Therapies, ABC-CLIO (→ISBN)
      They apply to semiprofessional and professional practitioners who call themselves variously reparative therapists, SOCE (“sexual orientation change efforts”) therapists, ex-gay therapists, or conversion therapists, all who have one thing in ...
    • 2018, Chuck Stewart, Documents of the LGBT Movement, ABC-CLIO (→ISBN)
      However, therapists were hearing more and more horror stories about SOCE therapy from their clients.

Proper nounEdit


  1. (US, Florida) Initialism of State Officer Certification Exam.
    • 2005, Florida Administrative Weekly
      (6) The Commission shall ensure the security of the test site for the SOCE by prohibiting applicants from signing in to the ...