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More behind-the-scenes information about NSW’s ban on conversion “therapy”

By |2024-05-15T12:25:53+10:00April 27th, 2024|Categories: Australian Christian Lobby, Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , |

You may recall that in 2022 Alex Greenwich said he would create an Equality Bill that would deal with discrimination of the LGBTQ people in New South Wales and also legislation that would follow in the footsteps of other Australian states that had banned conversion "therapy". Submissions were called for to ensure that all [...]

Behind the scenes of New South Wales ban on conversion ‘therapy’

By |2024-05-15T12:26:17+10:00April 18th, 2024|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , |

This article was origially published on The Big Smoke "NSW bans conversion therapy" April 2, 2024 During a marathon session of the Upper House of the New South Wales Parliament, which stretched from 11pm to 6:30am, the government's Conversion Practices Ban Bill 2024 was going through the final processes. With 22 votes in favour [...]

Pentecostal Pastor speaks out about banning conversion therapy

By |2024-04-28T11:05:28+10:00October 25th, 2023|Categories: Conversion therapy, Correspondence|Tags: , , |

"It baffles me that many people in the Christian church oppose banning a practice that only causes harm." Pastor Rob Buckingham. Bayside Church PO Box 500 Moorabbin 3189 99-101 Argus Street Cheltenham Victoria 3192 03 9585 2455 info@baysidechurch.com.au baysidechurch.com.au The Hon. (Chris) Christopher John Minns, MP. Premier of NSW. 25 October 2023 Dear Premier, I [...]

Moving forward – Chapter 21 A Life of Unlearning (2nd ed)

By |2023-04-16T15:56:54+10:00April 16th, 2023|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church|Tags: , , , , , , |

Chapter 21 A Life of Unlearning (2nd edition) - Moving forward The first and second  editions of A Life of Unlearning sold out. Information about the 3rd edition HERE  The week after the launch of the first edition of A Life of Unlearning, I invited the Honourable Justice Michael Kirby to lunch. This would be a [...]

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 – video

By |2023-10-07T22:44:26+11:00August 1st, 2021|Categories: Conversion therapy, Video|Tags: , , , |

This Australian Conversion Therapy Documentary is the only one ever been made. Hear survivors speak of the harm, conversion "therapy" expert, Anthony Venn-Brown, psychologist and former "ex-gay" leader Paul Martin and Living Waters leader Ron Brookman. “The Cure” is an independent Australian documentary film on reparative programs and the mental health implications of trying to [...]

Beyond Egypt closes

By |2022-12-11T10:55:59+11:00December 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 |2024-04-01T13:58:02+11:00May 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 [...]

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