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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 [...]

How, when and why Hillsong banned ‘ex-gay’ (conversion therapy) referrals

By |2021-08-08T10:52:04+10:00September 29th, 2019|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church, Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , |

How, when and why Hillsong banned ‘ex-gay’ referrals This is an extensive article of several 1000 words. You can read individual sections by clicking on the headings below. Or you can download the PDF HERE Another controversy.  What is an anti-gay church?.  Brian Houston and AVB - the early days.  The ‘ex-gay’ story begins.  The [...]

Hillsong and conversion therapy – what really happened

By |2020-10-22T16:30:44+11:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

FULL ARTICLE How, when and why Hillsong banned ‘ex-gay’ referrals HERE  Do you know about the recent Hillsong drama? It involved Chris Pratt, a Hillsong-attending award winning actor, famous for his roles in “The Lego Movie,” “Jurassic World,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” Ellen Page, multi-award winning Canadian actress who is a declared atheist and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Vigil honours victims of gay conversion therapy (City News)

By |2020-02-05T12:22:31+11:00April 17th, 2014|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , , , |

Vigil honours victims of gay therapy Posted April 17, 2014 by Staff Writer & filed under City News. By Declan Gooch On a drizzly Saturday night, as the city’s party hotspots cranked into gear, a small group of people sat silent inside Oxford Street’s Stonewall Hotel to remember those traumatised by so-called gay conversion therapy. [...]

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