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Religious freedom? What did Jesus say?

By | 2017-11-15T22:58:18+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: Church|Tags: |

I know my Bible pretty well. I used to read it for personal devotions from Genesis to Revelation at least once a year for twenty-two years. In addition there’s all the additional study I did as a preacher. So when I hear Christian individuals and organisations refusing service to LGBT people because of their Christian [...]

New research confirms my initial observations on faith/sexuality conflict

By | 2017-11-21T16:34:02+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Church, LGBTI|

In 2006, after receiving over 2,000 emails from readers of A Life of Unlearning a pattern began to  become clear of the impacts faith/sexuality conflict was having on LGBT people from Christian backgrounds. BACKGROUND OBSERVATIONS: LGBT people from faith and religious backgrounds experience the usual issues of resolution, coming out, finding their place in the [...]

What is gay conversion therapy? (and what it is not)

By | 2017-10-22T07:18:47+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Conversion therapy|

Some, even in the media, are confused about what ‘gay conversion therapy’ or 'conversion therapy' actually is. When we speak of gay conversion therapy (GCT), first of all it’s important to know what we are NOT talking about. When talking about gay conversion therapy we are NOT talking about: 1. Camps where people are tortured [...]

The Quest to Cure Queers

By | 2017-11-03T02:25:52+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Categories: Conversion therapy|

'Exodus to Nowhere - the quest to cure queers' tells the whole story about the rise and fall of ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy. This will be a significant work for several reasons. The author's lived experience - born in 1951 and in a gay conversion therapy residential program 4 years before Exodus was founded. The author's unique [...]

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 [...]