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A sobering message on #WSPD – LGBTI Religious Suicide – why we’ll never be able to count the cost

By |2019-01-03T17:15:36+11:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: General, LGBTI Therapy|

For some time now we have known about the higher risk of LGBT suicide which includes ideation and attempts  (See stats here) but thoughts of and attempts to suicide are much higher for LGBT people from faith backgrounds. Research is now demonstrating something I have been pointing out for many years. That is, that LGBTI [...]

Journey to the Truth – here’s what’s been happening

By |2018-09-12T09:26:16+11:00August 12th, 2018|Categories: Conversion therapy, General, Help needed, The Quest to Cure Queers|

As the three months Journey to the Truth is coming to an end it is a good time to thank all who’ve contributed and share some exciting news. I want to especially those who kick-started the appeal so generously. We are now over 50%. Check that out HERE. The Journey to the Truth has been [...]

THE QUEST TO CURE QUEERS – Coming soon

By |2019-02-04T08:14:14+11:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Conversion therapy, The Quest to Cure Queers|

Many people believe that ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy is a relatively new religiously-based phenomena and that Exodus International (founded in 1976), created what has become known as gay conversion therapy. 'THE QUEST TO CURE QUEERS - Exodus to Nowhere’ (TQTCQ) explores this myth, follows the thread and joins the dots of the "change is possible" philosophy and [...]

Anthony Venn-Brown – gay conversion therapy survivor (Buzzfeed)

By |2018-10-14T15:19:58+11:00July 14th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI), The Quest to Cure Queers|

This Is What It's Like To Have Exorcisms Performed On You Because You Are Gay Anthony Venn-Brown was 20 when he endured his first exorcism. It was the beginning of decades of conversion therapy. Now he tells BuzzFeed News how he's taking on the gay "cure" lobby. Patrick Strudwick  BuzzFeed UK LGBT Editor Posted on July [...]

Journey to the Truth – ABBI’s 2018 appeal

By |2019-01-02T13:23:25+11:00June 9th, 2018|Categories: Conversion therapy, Help needed, The Quest to Cure Queers|

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 [...]

IDAHOT 2018 – Homophobia and Transphobia – what’s to fear

By |2018-05-17T19:58:33+11:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Church, General, LGBTI|

Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) Have you ever wondered what people actually have to fear from sexuality and gender diverse individuals?  And how is fear translated into hatred and violence? Here are some relevant articles for you to read and share. Homophobia just doesn’t exist in others, it exists in LGBTI [...]

Australian Christian Counsellors Say No to Conversion Therapy

By |2018-07-15T22:58:14+11:00May 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 [...]

Gay Conversion Therapy in Australia – REPORT

By |2019-01-03T17:46:22+11:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, LGBTI Therapy, The Quest to Cure Queers|

Gay Conversion Therapy in Australia The state of the nation ‘I have been through conversion therapy including help from pastors, counsellors and Christian acquaintances, I have been at this attempt to change for 14 years.  I am currently in a relationship with a woman who I love, but down deep I am in a lot [...]