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EtymologyEdit

ex- +‎ gay

AdjectiveEdit

ex-gay (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to a movement that considers homosexuality a disease and claims it can be cured by conversion therapy.

NounEdit

ex-gay (plural ex-gays)

  1. (especially in the plural) A person who considers themselves to be no longer homosexual, usually due to conversion therapy.

Usage notesEdit

This term is controversial due to tensions between the values held by some right-wing faith-based organizations, on the one hand, and those held by LGBT rights organizations, human rights and civil rights organizations, and other faith-based organizations, as well as professional and scientific organizations, on the other.

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