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Hillsong and LGBTQ

By |2023-03-11T12:45:59+11:00March 4th, 2023|Categories: Audio, Conversion therapy|Tags: |

Hillsong and LGBTQ It seems a lot of people want to know about Hillsong and LGBTQ. I've learnt not to trust all journalists. Most are good, but not all. Some  have "used" my story to push their own agendas. I was more interested in "the cause" than wanting to enhance their careers with a sensationalist [...]

What is conversion ‘therapy’ – a complete guide

By |2022-12-29T13:17:46+11:00December 15th, 2022|Categories: Conversion therapy, Video|

What is conversion 'therapy' Everything you wanted to know about conversion 'therapy'. What is conversion 'therapy'? Where did conversion 'therapy' come from? How did conversion 'therapy' evolve? What are the conversion 'therapy' impacts? Why should conversion 'therapy' be banned? Questions? This presentation was given at the Included 2021 Conference hosted by Salvation Army members [...]

LGBTQ Religious Trauma, Resolution Options and PTSD

By |2022-12-29T13:09:48+11:00November 12th, 2022|Categories: Conversion therapy, LGBTI Therapy, Video|

LGBTQ Religious Trauma, Resolution Options and PTSD Having worked with 1,000s of LGBTQ people from Christian backgrounds, I've had lots of experience with LGBTQ Religious Trauma. I was invited to join a lineup of 15 speakers at the Shameless Sexuality: Life After Purity Culture conference in the US. In my presentation ‘A Life of [...]

Tasmania to ban conversion “therapy”

By |2023-02-12T10:04:09+11:00November 11th, 2022|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: |

Tasmania to ban conversion “therapy” * After the release of the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute (TLRI) report, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conversion Practices, Tasmania is following other Australian states that have passed legislation banning what has become known as “conversion therapy”. Religious opponents are attempting to block the legislation by clouding the issues with smokescreens and resurrecting [...]

The old “ex-gay” and the new celibacy message

By |2022-12-05T13:21:10+11:00September 1st, 2022|Categories: Conversion therapy|

The old "ex-gay" and the new celibacy message In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality as a mental illness from its diagnostic manual. Whilst mental health professionals faced the reality they were wrong, and moved on, much of the Christian Church was not having any of it. In their eyes, homosexuality was more [...]

CURED documentary review – a MUST SEE for all LGBTQ people, families, friends and allies

By |2022-08-24T09:01:06+10:00August 21st, 2022|Categories: Conversion therapy, Event, Review, Video|

Free online viewing Thursday, 25 August, 8pm (AEST) REGISTER HERE Review Most people know there was a time when gay and lesbian people were considered mentally ill and mental health professionals used bizarre and cruel methods in their attempts to cure them. Probably fewer people could name the year that was reversed and fewer could detail [...]

CURED – One-off free online screening

By |2022-12-29T14:30:18+11:00August 12th, 2022|Categories: Conversion therapy, Event, Video|

CURED documentary review – a MUST SEE for all LGBTQ people, families, friends and allies. Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI) and Brave Network are pleased to announce a private virtual screening of the award-winning PBS documentary CURED, which highlights a pivotal but little-known moment in LGBTQ history when activists rose up to challenge [...]

New South Wales Equality Bill ABBI Submission

By |2022-12-11T10:52:14+11:00July 17th, 2022|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: |

"It is time to remove all remaining discrimination of LGBTIQA+ communities and achieve holistic equality. Over the last 40 years, we have broken down many barriers for LGBTIQA+ people to create a brighter future for younger generations. But not all barriers have been removed with discrimination still embedded in a number of laws. The recently released NSW [...]

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