Homosexuality, and related sexual fetishes like gender dysphoria, appears quite clearly to me to have two components:
1. An addictive behavioral cycle which reinforces itself in a positive feedback loop. This component is extremely similar to the abuse of substances like heroin, and often has a similar beginning, life cycle, and end point. It is therefore likely to be best treated through structured family recovery.
2. A pathological self-concept, experienced as dissociation between the happy-feeling “false self” and the inner child continually experiencing massive cognitive dissonance and torment, from which the conscious mind protects itself. This is most similar to narcissism as explained in my Citizen Kane post. There is currently no cure for narcissism except possibly the experimental introspective psychotherapeutic treatment methods being developed by Sam Vaknin.
Because homosexuality is likely a jumbled mess of these two pathological modes, it is likely that the cure will require both treatment modes combined in a program developed by clinicians guided by good judgment through simple trial and error. There will be surprising interaction effects–for example, it may be necessary to invent a form of “group introspection” which can perform transformations of the family’s collective unconscious. The goal of such a treatment would be to reprogram the homosexual’s subconscious self-concept by reifying their ideal self through greater self-awareness and self-understandimg, visualizations, affirmations, etc., while also providing the social structure necessary to protect them from addictive self-harming behaviors.
This option is probably not viable in the current political climate, which seeks to maximally exploit addicts and dissociative personalities for financial gain, but it will certainly be a viable route for experimentation after this dark age runs its course and depersonalized clinical treatment comes back into fashion.