What is ex-gay, reparative and gay conversion therapy?
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For over four decades ex-gay, reparative and conversion therapy organisations have preached a ‘change is possible’ message which has damaged many people psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. There has been a steady decline in the impact and number of organizations, particularly in Australia and New Zealand. Exodus International, the world’s largest ex-gay organization closed its doors in 2013. President Alan Chambers admitted at a gay Christian conference that no-one had actually changed their orientation and apologised for the harm they had caused.
Since 2000, Anthony Venn-Brown has monitored conversion therapy activities in Australia and overseas, challenged false claims made by individuals and organizations and spoken out about the dangers.
There are numerous blog posts and previous news articles available for interested individuals, media and researchers. You can access these by using the conversion therapy tag on the blog.
Here are some highlights:
- Conversion therapy and LGBTQ people of faith – webinar
- REPORT – Gay Conversion Therapy in Australia
- What is gay conversion therapy? (and what it is not)
- How celibacy became the new ex-gay
- Sensoria Journal – Sexual orientation change efforts within religious contexts
- NSW government submission
- The largest closet in the world is the “ex-gay” closet
- Ex-gay = contradictions, denial and mental gymnastics
- Conversion therapy survivors – testimonials not found on ‘ex-gay’ organisations’ sites
- Is my strategy working? How to end conversion therapy
- Conversion therapy leaders – 20 questions
- Australia Conversion Therapy Leaders Change Perspective and Apologise
- Ex-gay Ministries – Two thirds gone in Australia and NZ
ABC Hungry Beast looks at Conversion Therapy
Three men with three very different stories and experiences of ex-gay, reparative or what has become known conversion therapy on the ABC’s Hungry Beast.
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PowerPoint presentation is an overview of gay conversion therapy:
- History of the ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy movement
- Evolution of the ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy movement
- Who seeks ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy programs
- Ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy Methodologies
- Differences Between US and Australian ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy Ministries
- Mental Health Professional Statements about reparative therapies
- Why ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy Ministries in Decline?
- Testimonials You Won’t Read on an ‘Ex-gay’ website of those who once struggled with ‘unwanted same sex attraction’
This was presented at the Sydney Freedom2b monthly chapter meeting in November 2010