Conversion therapy

New South Wales Bans Conversion Therapy

By |2024-03-26T11:44:46+11:00March 25th, 2024|Categories: Conversion therapy|

New South Wales Bans Conversion Therapy At last. Sanity has prevailed. After a marathon debate on Thursday night that concluded with a vote at 6.30am, conversion “therapy” is banned in New South Wales. Considering that homosexuality was removed from the list of mental illnesses half a century ago, this legislation signifies that, as [...]

Aaron Kelly tells his powerful story – a gay man who was a pastor

By |2024-03-22T18:17:42+11:00March 22nd, 2024|Categories: Conversion therapy, Video|Tags: |

"Continually chasing ‘healing’ is the only way forward many LGTBQ Christians can see, with practices that subtly brainwash individuals into believing their core identity is sinful. I’ve attended multiple conferences where speakers urge people to come to the stage for “freedom” from the “sin of homosexuality and sexual perversion”. Often hundreds of people run to [...]

Jeremy – gay teen, Opus Dei, Catholicism, Courage International

By |2024-03-21T13:48:06+11:00March 21st, 2024|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: |

Jeremy, as a gay teen, experienced a dangerous mix of Opus Dei, a committed Roman Catholic family and school, a Catholic suppression/celibacy organisation and misguided priests and therapists. I knew I was gay from 13 years old, and came out to my friends and family a few years later. I grew up in the conservative [...]

Uniting Church clergy support Government ban on conversion therapy

By |2024-04-09T15:49:07+10:00March 15th, 2024|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy|

15 March 2024 Media release Uniting Church clergy support Government ban on conversion therapy Over 35 Uniting Church clergy have endorsed an open letter to the Premier supporting a Government Bill which would ban conversion therapy on the grounds of gender identity and sexual orientation. “LGBTIQA+ people are the beloved children of God”, stated the [...]

Open letter to NSW Parliamentarians – Conversion “therapy” ban

By |2024-03-15T16:44:19+11:00March 14th, 2024|Categories: Conversion therapy, Correspondence|

Dear Members of the New South Wales Parliament For over two decades, I've been a vocal advocate to end so-called conversion "therapy" and actively supported and worked alongside over 4,000 survivors. My journey as a survivor began in 1972 when, unbeknownst to me, I became one of the initial individuals worldwide subjected to what would [...]

Are you struggling with same sex attraction?

By |2023-11-21T17:48:06+11:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: Conversion therapy, Correspondence|

After our recent newsletter, I got an email from a person who responded with things like: “Anthony, you are living in a delusional world if you think that, as you say, ‘conservative Christians lost the battle with homosexuality’ when in fact, the ‘war’ is yet to start.” “You fail to mention and acknowledge the countless [...]

Pentecostal Pastor speaks out about banning conversion therapy

By |2024-04-12T15:42:39+10:00October 25th, 2023|Categories: Conversion therapy, Correspondence|Tags: , |

"It baffles me that many people in the Christian church oppose banning a practice that only causes harm." Pastor Rob Buckingham. Bayside Church PO Box 500 Moorabbin 3189 99-101 Argus Street Cheltenham Victoria 3192 03 9585 2455 The Hon. (Chris) Christopher John Minns, MP. Premier of NSW. 25 October 2023 Dear Premier, I [...]

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 [...]

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