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Australian Conversion “Therapy” Organisation Closes

By |2020-12-21T01:29:50+11:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Conversion therapy, Media release|Tags: |

MEDIA RELEASE Australian Conversion “Therapy” Organisation Closes A just released paper “‘Beyond Egypt’ Closes - lessons from the rise and demise of an LGBTQ conversion organisation” reveals the duplicity of conversion “therapy” leaders, some of their bizarre beliefs and messages, and lifts the veil on what has been the most secretive organisation in Australia. Anthony Venn-Brown, [...]

Beyond Egypt closes

By |2021-08-12T16:20:44+10:00December 19th, 2020|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , , |

'Beyond Egypt' Closes Lessons from the rise and demise of an LGBTQ conversion organisation Anthony Venn-Brown (Updated 22.01.21) Abstract Reflecting on the history and closure of yet another conversion "therapy" organisation has several benefits. It creates an opportunity to educate people about the beliefs, practices, and language of the LGBTQ conversion movement. It also enables [...]

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 [...]

Undercover in a gay conversion camp (Womens Weekly)

By |2020-09-14T18:20:56+10:00June 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 |2020-11-23T16:31:46+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 [...]

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