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Conversion Therapy – does it work?

By | 2017-03-27T05:53:35+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Conversion therapy, Video|

Three men with three very different stories and experiences of ex-gay, reparative or what has become known conversion therapy. Meet comedian and Gay Conversion School Drop Out Anthony Menchetti, author and gay Christian advocate Anthony Venn-Brown and former leader of Liberty Christian Ministries, Haydn Sennitt. Anthony Venn-Brown, details his 6 months in an ex-gay residential program, [...]

Exodus to Nowhere – the quest to cure queers

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:22+00:00 November 1st, 2016|A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, Event|

EXODUS TO NOWHERE The quest to cure queers 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 [...]

Pray away the gay conversion therapy still takes place in Australia

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:24+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Conversion therapy, News article|

'Pray away the gay'- conversion therapy still takes place in Australia Tessa Hoffman | 29 February, 2016 | A crackdown on ‘gay conversion’ therapists raises questions about how widespread the practice still is. Australian Doctor investigates. When, as a teenager, Paul Martin (pictured above) discovered he was attracted to other young men, it sent him [...]

Review of Alan Chambers “My Exodus – from fear to grace”

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:24+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Church, Conversion therapy, Gay Christian|

My Exodus: Leaving the Slavery of Religion, Loving the Image of God in Everyone by Alan Chambers My rating: 4 of 5 stars "Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one" so the saying goes. Never was a truer word spoken about what people think of Alan and Leslie Chambers. This memoir, mostly written by Alan [...]

Sexual orientation change efforts within religious contexts

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:24+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Conversion therapy|

Sensoria - A Journal of Mind, Brain, and Culture Special edition on Gender and Sexuality Sexual orientation change efforts within religious contexts: A personal account of the battle to heal homosexuals Anthony Venn-Brown Abstract Societies where ignorance and misinformation about sexuality and gender identity abounds have been breeding grounds for much harm to lesbian, gay, [...]

Push to outlaw gay conversion therapy in the US should be mirrored in Australia

By | 2016-06-07T08:39:34+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Conversion therapy, News article|

Push to outlaw gay conversion therapy in the US should be mirrored in Australia, gay rights group says By Isabella Higgins - Updated 27 Jul 2015, 3:58pm Listen online A gay rights group in Australia is pushing for psychiatric therapies designed to convert people to heterosexuality to be outlawed as a bill is put before [...]