SYDNEY – Exodus to Nowhere – the quest to cure queers

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SYDNEY – Exodus to Nowhere – the quest to cure queers


The quest to cure queers

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There is a commonly held belief that gay conversion programs began in the United States. This is not true.

Four years before Exodus was founded, in 1972, in Sydney Australia, Anthony Venn-Brown was in a residential program to change his sexual orientation.

Working on his current book “Exodus to Nowhere – the rise and fall of conversion therapy”, his research lead him to discover the many secular and religious influences that created the belief God heals homosexuals. It’s a long and intriguing journey that begins after World War 11 and ends a the most surprising place – Anthony attending the final US Exodus Conference to hear President, Alan Chambers say “I’m sorry” to the LGBTI community and “we are closing down.”

Anthony’s informative presentation will give you behind the scenes, unique insights and lessons learned still relevant to Christians grappling with the “gay issue”.

WHEN: Friday, November 4th 2016

TIME: 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start

WHERE: ACON Building, 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, Sydney

SPEAKER: Anthony Venn-Brown

Author and founder of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International

COST: This is a free event

HOSTED BY: freedom2b


After the talk, you are welcome to join us for a drink at the nearby Royal Exhibition Hotel for more socialising.

For more information, please contact Shane on 0413374650 or email

About the Author:

Anthony Venn-Brown
Anthony Venn-Brown is one of Australia’s foremost commentators on faith and sexuality. His best-selling autobiography 'A Life of Unlearning – a preacher’s struggle with his homosexuality, church and faith', detailing his journey from married, high profile preacher in Australia's growing mega-churches, such as Hillsong, to living as an openly gay man, has impacted 1,000's globally. Anthony was the co-founder and former leader of Freedom 2 b[e], Australia’s largest network of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people from Christian backgrounds. He is also an educator and consultant on LGBT/faith issues and leader in deconstructing the 'ex-gay' myth. Anthony is the founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International and has been twice voted ‘One of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians’ (2007 & 2009).

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