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Gay conversion therapy still thriving online (news.com.au)

By |2019-05-02T23:28:33+10:00May 28th, 2015|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , |

Gay conversion therapy still thriving online despite condemnation of ex-gay ministries ROHAN SMITH news.com.au   May 28, 2015  A WEBSITE that pushes the “gay cure” message led a young Australian to the brink of suicide. What’s more frightening is that the same message is still being pushed online and was once available to users via [...]

Survivors tell their horror stories of ex-gay/conversion therapy treatments in Australia (News.com.au)

By |2019-05-20T12:19:33+10:00May 19th, 2015|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , , |

Survivors tell their horror stories of ex-gay therapy treatments in Australia By Rohan Smith Published News.com.au May 19, 2015 SOME were starved and forced into exorcisms, others were banned from masturbating and brainwashed into believing they could “pray the gay away”. The bizarre, humiliating, deadly “treatments” some gay Australians were subjected to by so-called “ex-gay” [...]

The dangers of gay conversion therapy (SMH)

By |2018-10-15T11:28:39+10:00November 24th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|

The dangers of gay conversion therapy By Matty Silver 24 November 2014 — 2:36pm It's probably difficult to believe there are still people and organisations in Australia and around the world who believe they can "cure" gay people who struggle with same-sex attraction. Conversion therapists or ex-gay practitioners believe homosexuality is an affliction or disorder that [...]

Suffering, death, resurrection. Easter, it’s a gay journey

By |2019-04-20T15:01:08+10:00April 20th, 2014|Categories: Gay Christian, General, LGBTI, News article, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , |

Suffering, death, resurrection. Easter, it's a gay journey  Last Saturday night I lit a candle in the upstairs bar of the Stonewall Hotel as members of the LGBT community, straight friends and allies gathered for the #Vigil4Hope.  A symbolic act? A ritual? #Vigil4Hope was held to remember LGBT people who had taken their own lives [...]

Australia’s anti-gay churches shift focus to Asia Pacific (Saturday Paper)

By |2019-04-19T12:33:57+10:00April 19th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , |

Australia’s anti-gay churches shift focus to Asia Pacific April 19 – 25, 2014 Issue 8 By Luke Williams This article was first published in the print edition of The Saturday Paper on Apr 19, 2014 as "Exporting anti-gay churches” The little group met last Saturday at Ramsgate Community Church, on the southern flank of Sydney. [...]

Vigil honours victims of gay conversion therapy (City News)

By |2019-04-17T12:00:54+10:00April 17th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , |

Vigil honours victims of gay therapy Posted April 17, 2014 by Staff Writer & filed under City News. By Declan Gooch On a drizzly Saturday night, as the city’s party hotspots cranked into gear, a small group of people sat silent inside Oxford Street’s Stonewall Hotel to remember those traumatised by so-called gay conversion therapy. [...]

Ex-gay ministry bites the dust (Inner West Independent)

By |2019-02-18T13:44:46+10:00March 27th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|

Ex-gay ministry bites the dust Posted March 27, 2014 by Virat Nehr Living Waters Australia, one of the largest and longest running ex-gay ministries still operating in Australia, will cease its operations next month. Only two ex-gay ministries – Liberty Christian Ministries and Beyond Egypt – remain in Sydney. In November, the Inner West Independent revealed Liberty Christian’s struggle to [...]

Australia’s largest ‘ex-gay’ ministry announces it will close down (Gay Star News)

By |2019-03-27T10:43:17+10:00March 19th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|

Australia’s largest ‘ex-gay’ ministry announces it will close down Australia’s Living Waters ‘ex-gay’ ministry has announced it will close by the end of June - citing a lack of interest and lack of qualified personnel to continue operating 19 March 2014    6:00 GMT  Andrew Potts Australian ‘ex-gay’ ministry Living Waters has announced it will close its [...]

The ex-gay ministry that won’t go away (City News)

By |2018-10-14T14:00:20+10:00November 27th, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , |

A Christian charity registered in Balmain East which practices “reparative therapy” is seeking to revive itself and recruit a new pastoral worker, it can be revealed. Liberty Christian Ministries is one of only three known outfits in Sydney running ex-gay programs, and the only one based in the inner west. It has placed an advertisement [...]