Change the conference name or lose your funding?


I don't even know what to say about this one: Administration Balks At 'Gay' In Gay Suicide Conference. The administration also is asking that organizers include a session on faith-based prevention.

Now I know that funders, even the government funders, are free to do as they wish with their money, but it doesn't seem right to me to fund a conference, then ask them to make changes or, it is insinuated in this article, lose the money. If the sponsor, in this case the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) part of the Department of Health and Human Services, doesn't like the title or the content, I don't understand why they're funding it to begin with. Maybe I'm missing something?

If you read the article, I'd be curious to hear your thoughts.

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