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Pray Away – Netflix documentary – Review

By |2021-08-08T11:06:45+10:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Conversion therapy, Review|Tags: , , , , |

Occasionally a seminal work appears that becomes a defining piece, a turning point, or breakthrough in a particular area. Considering the religious LGBTQ conversion movement, the documentary Pray Away, released on Netflix August 3rd, could very well be that work. After mental health professional organisations realised that gay and lesbian people were not sick and [...]

THE CURE – Australian Conversion “Therapy” Documentary

By |2021-09-24T15:10:45+10:00August 1st, 2021|Categories: Conversion therapy, Video|Tags: , , |

Have you seen Pray Away? Here is the only Australian conversion therapy documentary ever made. “The Cure” is an independent Australian 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 |2021-07-04T12:38:53+10:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Australian Christian Lobby, 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 [...]

How celibacy became the new “ex-gay”

By |2021-08-08T11:30:30+10:00August 9th, 2017|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy, Gay Christian|Tags: , , , , , |

There are three ways you could understand how celibacy became the new ex-gay. You could have lived through the evolution, you are a researcher/historian, or you can read this article. I was born in 1951. In the 50’s and 60’s gay men were either imprisoned or institutionalised as they were considered sexual perverts. Mental health [...]

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 |2021-08-13T17:21:36+10:00July 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 Download a PDF of this article HERE 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 [...]

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

By |2021-07-09T16:45:44+10:00July 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 [...]

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