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The Sunday Sessions: Conversion Therapy Documentary (review)

By | 2017-10-11T04:42:14+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Review|

The most valuable thing that The Sunday Sessions has going for it is its documenting of an era. Even though this is one individual’s personal journey it represents an era when religious groups and individuals believed gay people could be turned straight. The ‘change is possible’ belief and practice has not entirely disappeared but the [...]

Postal Survey Survival Guide on This Way Out

By | 2017-10-05T01:41:06+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Audio|

Following an update on the marriage equality campaign in AUSTRALIA (with a brief excerpt from MACKLEMORE and MARY LAMBERT controversially performing "Save Love" at the National Rugby League Grand Final in Sydney; and comments by DR. JOHN McALOON of the University of Technology, Sydney on ABC’s "The World Today" program), "This Way Out" correspondent BARRY McKAY [...]

SYDNEY – THE QUEST TO CURE QUEERS

By | 2017-10-12T23:55:17+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Conversion therapy, Event|

The Quest to Cure Queers A personal and behind the scenes account of the history of gay conversion therapy REGISTER NOW Ex-gay ministries have blood on their hands, definitely. I was seventeen and I was very screwed up and was attempting suicide because I was confused. I am only alive now because I am rather [...]

The No Campaign: Scaremongering 10/10 – Originality 0/10

By | 2017-09-29T13:25:38+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Marriage Equality|Tags: |

Fear is a powerful force. Ask any gay or lesbian person. Fear kept many of us locked in closets for years. Marketers know how powerful fear is as a motivator that can sell virtually anything including  tires,  insurance, even breakfast cereal and deodorant. We purchase  things that previously were considered unnecessary: antibacterial soap, alarm systems, [...]

Small Conversions, Big Victories

By | 2017-09-23T02:18:26+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Categories: General, News article|

Small Conversions, Big Victories by John Corvino First published at 365gay.com on July 9, 2007 If I were the religious type, I might be preparing for Armageddon right now. You see, last weekend my partner Mark and I drove out to his parents' house to help with yard work. This in itself would be unremarkable [...]

The Marriage Equality Postal Survey is…..

By | 2017-09-20T01:05:15+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: Marriage Equality|Tags: |

The Marriage Equality Postal Survey DOES NOT challenge 'traditional marriage'. What is 'traditional marriage?' Marriage has evolved many times over thousands of years and I'm sure even the conservatives are grateful it has. 'Biblical marriage' over millennium, women married their rapists or the men who enslaved them. Multiple wives (polygamy) was standard. 'Traditionally' as well [...]

Your marriage equality survival guide during the ‘debate’ (from a survivor)

By | 2017-09-30T23:43:36+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: General, LGBTI, Marriage Equality, Video|

For many LGBTI Australians, tolerance has been the least they have experienced. Most though, have acceptance with their family, friends as well as workplace settings. Australia’s corporates and multi-nationals champion and celebrate diversity whilst homophobia is being stamped out in sport. We have a generation who essentially knew nothing of the horrors of imprisonment, institutionalisation, [...]

GAY LIFESTYLE – What is the gay lifestyle?

By | 2017-09-16T01:18:59+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: General, LGBTI|

The term gay lifestyle is frequently used in Christian circles. Apparently straight people have ‘lives’ but gay people have ‘lifestyles’. Most people who use the term don’t realise just how offensive it is to the majority of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) people. ‘Hillsong Church welcomes ALL people but does not affirm all lifestyles. [...]