The earth is round, too.

The American Psychological Association concluded Wednesday that there is little evidence that efforts to change a person’s sexual orientation from gay or lesbian to heterosexual are effective.

In addition, the 138-page report — covering 87 peer-reviewed studies — said that such efforts may cause harm….

In response, the group’s governing Council of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday urging mental health professionals not to recommend to their clients that they can change their sexual orientation through therapy or any other methods.

(Thanks, Hippocampa!)

‘Ms’ in 1901!

Mr Jender has passed on to me the fascinating fact that ‘Ms’ goes back to at least 1901.

On page 4 of the Springfield (Mass.) Sunday Republican of November 10, 1901, under the heading “Men, Women and Affairs,” is [an item] in which the writer suggests that “a void in the English language” may be filled by Ms., pronounced as “Mizz,” as an alternative to Miss or Mrs.

For more, see here.