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Journey to the Truth – ABBI’s 2018 appeal

By | 2018-06-19T20:00:20+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Categories: Conversion therapy, Help needed|

The destruction caused by what has become known as ‘gay conversion therapy’ has been horrendous and there’s a growing momentum to see it banned. Not everyone realises that this will have many challenges, as did our unnecessarily lengthy, marriage equality debate. The challenges were highlighted in our recently released report on Gay Conversion Therapy [...]

Australian Christian Counsellors Say No to Conversion Therapy

By | 2018-05-11T20:05:23+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Categories: Conversion therapy, Media release|

With all the recent media attention about gay conversion therapy (GCT), one voice has remained silent; the Christian Counsellors Association of Australia (CCAA). A report released today reveals that two years ago, the Christian Counsellors Association of Australia, revised their code of ethics which stated that no members were to work with clients modifying or [...]

KILLING US, DRIVING US CRAZY

By | 2018-04-21T22:04:29+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy, Gay Christian, LGBTI|

KILLING US, DRIVING US CRAZY The experience of LGBTI people from faith backgrounds  Presented at The National LGBTI Health in Difference Conference 11-13 April 2018, Sydney, Australia     Summary: Over the last 18 years, Anthony Venn-Brown has been collating the stories of LGBTI people from Christian backgrounds. The sources have been 400 [...]

Rehab with a twist – my ex-gay, gay conversion experience

By | 2018-04-01T19:49:55+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy|

A Life of Unlearning – a preacher’s struggle with his homosexuality, church and faith (3rd ed.) CHAPTER 7 - Rehab with a twist By the morning the glow of allowing a man to touch my emotions and soul was diminishing and the all-too-familiar insidious guilt took over. I said goodbye to Ben knowing I could [...]

‘I am profoundly unsettled’: inside the hidden world of gay conversion therapy

By | 2018-03-24T16:57:59+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|

'I am profoundly unsettled': inside the hidden world of gay conversion therapy "Gay conversion" is discredited in Australia yet "fixing" same-sex attraction remains a mission for some groups – often with tragic results. By Farrah Tomazin 9 March 2018 It’s been 25 years since I realised I was gay, and for the first time in [...]

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

By | 2018-03-10T18:23:40+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Conversion therapy|

Gay conversion therapy (GCT) is the most popular term used to describe the practice of attempting to change from homosexual to heterosexual within religious contexts.   Some, even in the media, are confused about what ‘gay conversion therapy’ or 'conversion therapy' actually is. The term is being increasingly misused. You'll see below how terms have evolved [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]