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THE QUEST TO CURE QUEERS – Coming soon

By |2019-02-04T08:14:14+10:00August 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+10:00July 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+10:00June 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 [...]

Australian Christian Counsellors Say No to Conversion Therapy

By |2018-07-15T22:58:14+10:00May 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+10:00May 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 [...]

KILLING US, DRIVING US CRAZY

By |2019-03-20T22:31:44+10:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy, Gay Christian, LGBTI, LGBTI Therapy|

KILLING US, DRIVING US CRAZY The experience of LGBTI people from faith backgrounds  Presented at The National LGBTI Health in Difference Conference 11-13 April 2018, Sydney, Australia     Summary: Over the last 18 years, Anthony Venn-Brown has been collating the stories of LGBTI people from Christian backgrounds. The sources have been 400 [...]

Rehab with a twist – my ex-gay, gay conversion experience

By |2018-04-01T19:49:55+10:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy|

A Life of Unlearning – a preacher’s struggle with his homosexuality, church and faith (3rd ed.) CHAPTER 7 - Rehab with a twist By the morning the glow of allowing a man to touch my emotions and soul was diminishing and the all-too-familiar insidious guilt took over. I said goodbye to Ben knowing I could [...]

‘I am profoundly unsettled’: inside the hidden world of gay conversion therapy (SMH)

By |2018-10-14T15:19:33+10:00March 9th, 2018|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|

'I am profoundly unsettled': inside the hidden world of gay conversion therapy "Gay conversion" is discredited in Australia yet "fixing" same-sex attraction remains a mission for some groups – often with tragic results. By Farrah Tomazin 9 March 2018 It’s been 25 years since I realised I was gay, and for the first time in [...]

What is gay conversion therapy? (and what it is not)

By |2018-09-15T23:24:46+10:00October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Conversion therapy|

Gay conversion therapy (GCT) is the most popular term used to describe the practice of attempting to change from homosexual to heterosexual within religious contexts.   Some, even in the media, are confused about what ‘gay conversion therapy’ or 'conversion therapy' actually is. The term is being increasingly misused. You'll see below how terms have evolved [...]