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

By |2020-04-03T20:16:48+11:00August 9th, 2016|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , |

How Churchies 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 [...]

Undercover in a gay conversion camp (Womens Weekly)

By |2020-04-02T23:42:14+11:00June 2nd, 2015|Categories: News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , , , |

Undercover in a gay conversion camp Published in the Australian Womens Weekly written by Clair Weaver Jun 1, 2015 Across Australia, religious groups are offering to help gays and lesbians overcome same-sex attraction. Clair Weaver goes undercover to find out what’s going on. HANDS in the air, eyes to the sky and bodies swaying to [...]

The dangers of gay conversion therapy (SMH)

By |2020-04-02T23:46:53+11:00November 24th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

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

By |2020-04-03T00:00:22+11:00March 27th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Conversion therapy survivors – testimonials not found on ‘ex-gay’ organisations’ sites

By |2020-04-03T00:06:29+11:00May 3rd, 2012|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Below you will read some extracts from the many 100's of emails I have received from readers of my autobiography 'A Life of Unlearning' and others who contacted me after coming out of 'ex-gay' programs or reparative therapy or were a part of my Yahoo ex-gay survivors group I ran since 2000. Many of these [...]

‘Healing’ the gay worshipper (SMH)

By |2020-04-03T00:12:56+11:00April 8th, 2012|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , , , |

'Healing' the gay worshipper Sydney groups with Christian roots claim they can turn gay people straight, Michael Lallo and Jonathan Swan report. By Michael Lallo and Jonathan Swan 8 April 2012 — 3:00am On the advice of his Anglican minister, and at the urging of his family, Shaun* enrolled on a course to ''cure'' himself [...]

Undercover at a gay “cure” group

By |2020-04-20T23:54:38+10:00December 8th, 2011|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , , |

Undercover at a gay "cure" group Across Australia, religious groups are offering to help gays and lesbians overcome same-sex attraction. Clair Weaver went inside to learn what the growing movement teaches its followers. POSTED 08.12.2011 @ 13:15 (note postscript below) HANDS in the air, eyes to the sky and bodies swaying to the music of a live [...]