This Australian Conversion Therapy Documentary is the only one ever been made. Hear survivors speak of the harm, conversion “therapy” expert, Anthony Venn-Brown, psychologist and former “ex-gay” leader Paul Martin and Living Waters leader Ron Brookman.

“The Cure” is an independent Australian documentary film on reparative programs and the mental health implications of trying to “change” sexuality. Told through the compelling narratives of people who have tried to transform their sexuality, the film lifts the veil on Australian ‘ex-gay’ programs and ultimately brings to light underlying themes of hope and freedom. More information here: The most comprehensive collection of articles, research and resources on LGBTQ conversion practices in Australia found here

Ultimately, what “The Cure” discovers is the resilience of the human spirit in pursuit true happiness. Regardless of the pain and difficulties of the past, there seems an ironic outcome of leaving behind programs proclaiming ‘freedom from homosexuality’ – in accepting themselves for who they really are and embracing their homosexuality identity participants finally experience the happiness of living an authentic life, and a tangible sense of freedom.

The Cure premiered at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Film Festival in February 2012.

You can read survivor stories HERE.