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LGBTQ Religious Trauma, Resolution Options and PTSD

By |2022-11-13T14:54:37+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 Unlearning [...]

Tasmania to ban conversion “therapy”

By |2022-11-12T17:15:10+11:00November 11th, 2022|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI), Uncategorized|

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 Religious opponents are attempting to block the legislation by clouding the issues with smokescreens and resurrecting outdated [...]

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

By |2022-09-03T13:42:29+10:00September 1st, 2022|Categories: Conversion therapy|

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 than a mental illness. It was a God [...]

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 |2022-09-01T14:27:56+10:00August 12th, 2022|Categories: Conversion therapy, Event, Video|

REGISTRATION FOR FREE "CURED" VIEWING 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 a formidable institution — and won! On Thursday, August 25th at [...]

Sy Rogers misled me and I tried to be straight for the next 27 years

By |2022-08-09T23:27:37+10:00August 9th, 2022|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: |

"I was 20 years old, and a Christian when I first met Sy Rogers. I was in the closet and severely troubled as  I knew the Assemblies of God church I attended opposed homosexuality. I was invited to a small private meeting in an upstairs’ room in Hindley St, Adelaide organised by some church group [...]

New South Wales Equality Bill ABBI Submission

By |2022-07-19T13:38:45+10:00July 17th, 2022|Categories: Conversion therapy|

"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 [...]

Citipointe Christian College stop it. Just stop it.

By |2022-02-01T16:00:23+11:00February 1st, 2022|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy|

Citipointe Christian College, in Brisbane, has done the unthinkable. The college has created a new enrolment contract which states, “We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including but not limited to adultery, fornication, homosexual acts, bisexual acts, bestiality, incest, paedophilia and pornography) is sinful and offensive to God and is destructive to human relationships [...]

FREE LGBTQ Videos to Watch and Share

By |2021-08-24T17:19:33+10:00August 24th, 2021|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy, Gay Christian, Mixed Orientation Marriage, Training, Video|

Looking for something to watch? Recently we have been building up the resources on our YouTube Channel Here are 7  newbies to watch and share. Yes, you will want to share some of these for sure. Dad's Coming Out - 60 Minutes: Once "gay" was just an adjective that meant happy. Now, for most of [...]

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