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‘I was suicidal every day’: Gay conversion Australia’s secret shame (news.com.au)

By |2020-02-03T15:40:52+11:00February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|

‘I was suicidal every day’: Gay conversion Australia’s secret shame SURVIVORS of gay conversion therapy say a crackdown doesn’t go far enough, and the sick industry is alive and well in Australia. Emma Reynolds @emmareyn  FEBRUARY 2, 2017 7:12PM SURVIVORS of gay conversion therapy say a new watchdog for dodgy health practitioners doesn’t go far enough, and the [...]

You Can’t Pray Away The Gay (Huffington Post)

By |2018-10-14T15:09:58+11:00October 13th, 2016|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|

You Can't Pray Away The Gay It's difficult to believe there are still people who believe they can 'cure' same-sex attraction. Matty Silver Relationship Counsellor and Sex Therapist 13/10/2016 9:38 AM AEDT Thousands of people celebrate in Dublin Castle Square as the result of the referendum is relayed on May 23, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. [...]

I HAVE A DREAM – marriage equality (Gay News Network)

By |2019-09-12T22:44:15+10:00September 11th, 2016|Categories: Church, Marriage Equality, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: |

It’s 2031 and I just celebrated my 80th birthday.  That was a hoot. Great grandchildren and all. Of course we couldn’t have a party without playing the old disco classics. I really don’t get the music young people listen and dance to today. Give me “I will survive’ and “I am what I am” any [...]

How Churchies went from ‘pray the gay away’ to ‘gay without the lay’ (Crikey)

By |2020-08-09T11:07:06+10:00August 9th, 2016|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , |

How Churches went from 'pray the gay away' to 'gay without the lay' "Celibacy is the new ex-gay." Crikey - Josh Taylor — Journalist Aug 9, 2016 Australia’s ex-gay movement is almost dead, but out of the ashes have risen those who believe they can live a celibate life, free of all that gay sex, [...]

Pray away the gay conversion therapy still takes place in Australia (Australian Doctor)

By |2020-04-02T23:39:13+11:00February 29th, 2016|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , |

'Pray away the gay'- conversion therapy still takes place in Australia Tessa Hoffman | 29 February, 2016 | A crackdown on ‘gay conversion’ therapists raises questions about how widespread the practice still is. Australian Doctor investigates. When, as a teenager, Paul Martin (pictured above) discovered he was attracted to other young men, it sent him [...]

Here’s What It’s Like To Go Through Gay Conversion Therapy In Australia (BuzzFeed)

By |2019-12-08T13:14:15+11:00December 8th, 2015|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|

Conversion therapy is all but dead in Australia – but what will it take to kill it? Posted on December 8, 2015 Lane Sainty  BuzzFeed News Reporter, Australia "Please take this from me, I don’t want to be gay." Brisbane man Johann De Joodt knows first hand the horrors of gay conversion therapy. A participant [...]

Former preacher Anthony Venn-Brown spent two decades on a futile fight against being gay (news.com.au)

By |2019-03-24T12:23:41+11:00October 15th, 2015|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, News article (AVB/ABBI)|

Former preacher Anthony Venn-Brown spent two decades on a futile fight against being gay HE WAS one of the most famous names in Australia’s mega churches. But he was hiding a secret that would lead his parishioners to desert him while he contemplated suicide. Benedict Brook news.com.au October 15, 2015 8:12am Former preacher Anthony Venn-Brown [...]

ACON Awards Honours Its Community Heroes

By |2022-10-23T15:25:33+11:00October 1st, 2015|Categories: News article (AVB/ABBI)|

It was the ‘year of the woman’ at the Honour Awards in Sydney as 10 people and organisations from across NSW and Australia were recognised for their service to NSW’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community. Now in their ninth year, the Honour Awards recognises outstanding achievements within or contributions to NSW’s LGBTI [...]

Push to ban conversion therapy growing (ABC)

By |2018-12-10T14:52:31+11:00August 6th, 2015|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: |

Obama moves to ban gay conversion 'therapy' Isabella Higgins reported this story on Monday, July 27, 2015 From The World Today ABC website. You can Listen online to this interview here ELEANOR HALL: Psychiatric therapies designed to convert people to heterosexuality may sound like something from an outdated era, but gay conversion therapies are still [...]

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