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My life is over. Somehow I’m born this way. I cannot change.

By |2023-10-24T16:39:16+11:00October 24th, 2023|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: |

My life is over. Somehow I’m born this way. I cannot change. I’m totally unacceptable to God and the “church” and destined for hell because of who I am. Before 1990, I was a youth leader in a few different NSW church youth groups. I asked the senior leadership about homosexuality. They made it VERY [...]

My journey has been fraught with turmoil, pain, and confusion

By |2023-10-09T17:52:52+11:00October 9th, 2023|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: |

I am now 41 years old and a married gay man, but my journey has been fraught with turmoil, pain, and confusion, primarily due to my upbringing in a very religious household that rejected my sexual orientation. In 2007, after ending my first serious gay relationship of 18 months. I reached out to an organization [...]

I never went through a conversion “therapy” program but…

By |2023-10-04T10:42:35+11:00October 3rd, 2023|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: |

I never went through a conversion “therapy” program but… I was 20 years old, and a Christian when I first met Sy Rogers.  I knew my Assemblies of God church was against homosexuality. I was in the closet and severely troubled. I was invited to a small private meeting in an upstairs’ room in Hindley St, [...]

We were all living a lie, deceiving ourselves and others

By |2023-10-28T12:10:35+11:00October 2nd, 2023|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , |

I knew from a young age that I was different, and it was very apparent when puberty started, that I was not at all attracted to girls and was interested in guys instead. During the late 1960s and 70s, I struggled to understand and navigate life in a time and culture that was not accepting [...]

My family believes gays can be cured

By |2023-09-27T13:22:21+10:00September 27th, 2023|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: |

"These church organizations, which have offered ‘treatment’ for homosexuality, create a distance between their non-heterosexual children and their misguided parents, as has been the case for me." I am a gay 37-year cisgendered male living in southern Sydney and raised in a fundamental Christian family. My family believes gays can be cured. They attend a [...]

Is my family better off with a gay dad or a dead dad?

By |2023-09-27T13:18:17+10:00September 27th, 2023|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: |

"The years of self-hate had led me to the darkest point of my life. I had no neutral support to help me reconcile my feelings with the teachings of the church. I was shattered, alone, and deeply confused! My mindset and mantra at this time was focussed on the question: “Is my family better off [...]

ABBI 10-Year Anniversary Gala Dinner

By |2023-11-13T10:04:22+11:00September 21st, 2023|Categories: Event|

Be inspired by much loved Member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich MP and Anthony Venn-Brown OAM, founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI). You’ll be hosted and entertained by Shebeast. Drinks and canapes will be served on arrival, and you’ll have a 2-course dinner with a 4-hour [...]

My trans daughter or my church – that’s the choice I was given

By |2023-09-27T13:08:47+10:00September 13th, 2023|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: |

"Essentially the Pastor was giving me two choices. Either to be a part of his church as we were before, mother and son, or continue to affirm my child’s gender and lose my entire church family. I chose my trans daughter." I am the proud mother of a trans daughter who is now 18 years [...]

Faith, Sexuality and Gender Identity – creating new narratives

By |2023-09-11T14:18:51+10:00September 11th, 2023|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, Gay Christian, General, Video|

Faith, Sexuality and Gender Identity - creating new narratives LGBTQIA+ Leadership & Allyship Summit "Anthony's presentation 'Faith, Sexuality and Gender Identity' was a compelling, powerful, and surprisingly hilarious keynote at our LGBTQIA+ Leadership and Allyship Summit in Sydney. Not only was he the equal top-rated speaker for the event, he tackled a deeply personal but [...]

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