What is ex-gay, reparative & 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 harmed 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 organisation, 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 organisations, and spoken out about the dangers.