Former ex-gay leader

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 [...]

Jim Marjoram – former Living Waters Leader

By |2019-07-13T13:28:30+10:00September 12th, 2015|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , |

Being gay was something I couldn’t put words to as a child, being attracted to guys was simply how I was wired. But it was always “wrong” and filled me with shame, so after a spiritual experience at 15, I determined to become straight, going through every form of Christian therapy I could find to [...]

Gay conversion therapy still thriving online (

By |2019-05-02T23:28:33+10:00May 28th, 2015|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , |

Gay conversion therapy still thriving online despite condemnation of ex-gay ministries ROHAN SMITH   May 28, 2015  A WEBSITE that pushes the “gay cure” message led a young Australian to the brink of suicide. What’s more frightening is that the same message is still being pushed online and was once available to users via [...]

Ex-gay/reparative./conversion therapy – it didn’t work….sorry

By |2018-05-08T08:31:09+10:00May 4th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article|Tags: , , , |

Ex-Ex-Gay Pride By Zoë Schlanger and Elijah Wolfson Filed: 5/1/14 at 11:36 AM | Updated: 5/2/14 at 11:34 AM   From the August 17, 1998 issue of Newsweek. Photo at left by Chris Buck. Newsweek On a Tuesday evening nearly 14 years ago, John Paulk walked into a gay bar in Washington, D.C. At another time [...]

Former Living Waters leader say “Well-meaning but misguided”

By |2019-09-10T19:04:21+10:00June 29th, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , |

It is relationships and what those relationships have contributed to my life that has made the most significant contribution to who I am today. I have always considered it a privilege to have known gay and lesbian individuals. They have taught me much, they have challenged me and those relationships have changed me. As a [...]

Former Ex-gay Founder Simon Tinkler say like so many others “I was wrong”

By |2019-09-10T19:06:19+10:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , |

Exodus Asia Pacific part of the crumbling Global Alliance has lost another organization from their site. Ministry One is no longer listed as the founder and director, Simon Tinkler, is now living as an openly gay man.   Here is his story in his own words.   You can love and serve God as an out [...]

Alan Chambers interview – the final hours of Exodus

By |2023-04-16T18:10:00+10:00June 22nd, 2013|Categories: Audio, Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

The final Exodus conference was coming to a close and Alan Chambers had promised me an interview. I'd already been bumped back several times as every conceivable media outlet had their piece of Alan over the last four days. The term "media frenzy" comes to mind. Most of the leading newspapers around the world and TV networks [...]

John Paulk – When an “ex-gay” leader says sorry

By |2021-08-07T19:20:57+10:00April 25th, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , |

John Paulk admits it was a sham. "In 2003, I left the public ministry and gave up my role as a spokesman for the "ex-gay movement.” I began a new journey. In the decade since, my beliefs have changed. Today, I do not consider myself “ex-gay” and I no longer support or promote the movement. [...]

A Formal Public Apology by John Paulk – former ‘ex-gay’ leader

By |2016-11-08T01:49:26+11:00April 25th, 2013|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

For the better part of ten years, I was an advocate and spokesman for what’s known as the “ex-gay movement,” where we declared that sexual orientation could be changed through a close-knit relationship with God, intensive therapy and strong determination. At the time, I truly believed that it would happen. And while many things in [...]

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