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Beyond Egypt closes

By |2021-04-09T18:38:30+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 [...]

The Cure Documentary

By |2020-02-12T14:55:22+11:00February 9th, 2020|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, Mixed Orientation Marriage, Video|Tags: , , |

“The Cure” is an independent documentary film on reparative programs and the mental health implications of trying to “change” sexuality. Told through the compelling narratives of people who have tried to transform their sexuality, the film lifts the veil on Australian ‘ex-gay’ programs and ultimately brings to light underlying themes of hope and freedom. Released [...]

Conversion Therapy in Australia – REPORT

By |2020-12-14T17:09:11+11:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, LGBTI Therapy, The Quest to Cure Queers|Tags: , , , , , |

Conversion Therapy in Australia The state of the nation ‘I have been through conversion therapy including help from pastors, counsellors and Christian acquaintances, I have been at this attempt to change for 14 years.  I am currently in a relationship with a woman who I love, but down deep I am in a lot of [...]

Has Australian Ex-gay become Gay Christian with a Twist? (Liberty Christian Ministries)

By |2020-03-09T13:36:35+11:00March 9th, 2015|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |

In a surprising move, one of Australia's remaining ex-gay/reparative/conversion organisations, Liberty Christian Ministries (LCM) has invited a gay Christian, Dr Wesley Hill, to speak at their conference this  week. Liberty Christian Ministries is a part of Exodus Global Alliance, which has continued to preach 'freedom from homosexuality' message even after Exodus International admitted that people don't change their orientation [...]

The Final Exodus Conference

By |2019-11-08T16:48:33+11:00July 10th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , |

A journey to Exodus – a behind the scenes, firsthand account of the final Exodus Conference  Anthony Venn-Brown Founder and Director Ambassadors and Bridge Builders International Contents Part 1  Arrival......a few thank you's helped. Arriving at the Exodus Conference.  But what was Anthony Venn-Brown doing at the Exodus conference?.  Part 2  Time for a secret [...]

Why I wept in a West Hollywood hotel room for 35 minutes

By |2020-02-23T12:53:56+11:00July 9th, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , |

So much has happened since my trip to attend the Amplify Asia Conference in Hong Kong and then to the United States to attend the Exodus International conference. It would take me a week to write about it everything. But I know no one has the time to read all that! You MUST know about this [...]

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 [...]

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