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Australian Conversion “Therapy” Organisation Closes

By |2020-12-21T01:29:50+11:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Conversion therapy, Media release|Tags: |

MEDIA RELEASE Australian Conversion “Therapy” Organisation Closes A just released paper “‘Beyond Egypt’ Closes - lessons from the rise and demise of an LGBTQ conversion organisation” reveals the duplicity of conversion “therapy” leaders, some of their bizarre beliefs and messages, and lifts the veil on what has been the most secretive organisation in Australia. Anthony Venn-Brown, [...]

Founder of ABBI awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the LGBTIQ community

By |2020-06-13T13:50:34+10:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Media release|

MEDIA RELEASE Founder of ABBI recieves OAM for service to the LGBTIQ community Today (MON 8 JUN 2020), Anthony Venn-Brown, Founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI), has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Mr Venn-Brown received the OAM for his [...]

Australian Christian Counsellors Say No to Conversion Therapy

By |2019-05-11T17:14:42+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 [...]

Pentecostal Church takes a stand for LGBTI people

By |2017-06-08T04:19:43+10:00October 17th, 2016|Categories: Media release|

A Pentecostal Church in Adelaide have announced they are breaking ties with their denomination in order to stand in solidarity with their LGBTI members, leaders and community. Activate Church, a member church of the over 1,1000 strong Australian Christian Churches (ACC) denomination (formerly Assemblies of God)  already had members of the LGBTI  community in leadership [...]

Australian Anti-gay Group, Salt Shakers, to Close

By |2019-08-09T15:36:41+10:00August 9th, 2016|Categories: Media release|Tags: , |

The Salt Shakers, a right wing Christian organisation, has announced in a private letter to their supporters they will cease operations in Australia. The organisation,  like the Australian Christian Lobby, have been relentless in their opposition to anything LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)  including Mardi Gras, the Safe Schools program, marriage equality and same sex [...]

Gay conversion therapy began in Australia

By |2016-11-08T01:48:26+11:00April 14th, 2015|Categories: Media release|Tags: |

Gay conversion therapy was not an American evangelical import into Australia as has been assumed. With the focus on recent developments in the United States, such as individual states banning ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapies and President Obama also calling for the practice to be banned many people believe the concept to be an American invention. Conversion therapy [...]

Is celibacy the new ex-gay?

By |2020-03-04T14:36:21+11:00March 4th, 2015|Categories: Conversion therapy, Media release|Tags: |

Media Release 4 March 2015 Is celibacy the new ex-gay? In a surprising move, one of Australia's remaining ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy organisations, Liberty Christian Ministries (LCM) has invited a gay Christian, Dr Wesley Hill, to speak at their conference next week. Anthony Venn-Brown, founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International says this reflects the [...]

‘Gay cure’ therapy will continue ….(to disappear)”

By |2019-07-10T14:34:09+10:00July 5th, 2013|Categories: Media release|Tags: , , |

Recent mainstream media reports about the closing down of world's leading 'gay cure' organisation, Exodus International, and its impact on Australia have been misleading claims Anthony Venn-Brown. The Sydney Morning Herald's headline, which went out to hundreds of Fairfax outlets, read 'Gay cure' therapy will continue is lacking two more words says Venn-Brown "it should [...]

Why I am at the Exodus International Conference in California – it’s closed down

By |2021-06-20T09:25:42+10:00June 20th, 2013|Categories: Media release|Tags: , , |

The Secret Mission is no longer a secret What a bizarre feeling to be walking into the Exodus International conference at the Concordia University. Irvine California last night.  Especially as initially I had a déjà vu moment as I caught a cab to the wrong university, The University of California, Irvine.  I had been at the [...]

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