Apple withdraws gay cure app

3_gayapp.jpgApple withdrew the “gay cure” app from its iTunes store this morning, a month after the Exodus International app was approved.

Gay rights group TWO for Change spearheaded a protest against the app which stated that homosexuality was a mental illness that could be cured with therapy that the app purported to provide.

TWO said: “Apple made a wise and responsible decision to dump an offensive app that demonized gay and lesbian people,” Wayne Besen, executive director of Truth Wins Out, said in a statement. “The real winners today are LGBT youth who are safer and less at risk for receiving Exodus’ malice and misinformation.”

Apple said the app was withdrawn because it was offensive to large groups of people (CNET)


Anna Leach