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Australians Tell U.S. Ex-gay….Not Here Thanks!

By |2018-03-11T18:24:44+11:00April 1st, 2011|Categories: Conversion therapy, Media release|Tags: , , , , , |

Read about the success of this campaign here  and here  Tweet: 1 Apr 2011 :gayambassador Anthony Venn-Brown "message from Aussie #exgaysurvivors to all USA 'ex-gays' thinking of coming to Australia to speak. "Don't bother" ACTION DETAILS BELOW An American ex-gay preacher, invited to speak in some Australian churches (Miracle Christian Center’s), is learning his message, [...]

2010: Another Great Year of Wins

By |2017-04-29T13:41:47+10:00January 9th, 2011|Categories: Media release|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It’s always good to sit down and evaluate what has been achieved over the year to ensure that you are on track. 2010 has been another full-on year and looking back certain themes have emerged, and I have become even more aware of how extensive and important this work has become. I hope that you [...]

Religious Gay Suicide – the visible, invisible and hidden (Part One)

By |2019-10-27T22:56:57+11:00October 26th, 2010|Categories: General, LGBTI|Tags: , , , , |

WHEN THE INVISIBLE BECOMES VISIBLE Recently, gay youth suicide reached the media landscape in an unprecedented way. Initially one suicide made headlines as a result of bullying then another then another till five names were regularly repeated. Within several weeks it had been reported that Seth Walsh, 13, hanged himself in his backyard. Asher Brown, [...]

Situational Heterosexuality

By |2020-02-04T15:27:34+11:00April 4th, 2010|Categories: Conversion therapy, LGBTI Therapy, Mixed Orientation Marriage|Tags: , , |

MARRIED EX-GAY = SITUATIONAL HETEROSEXUAL Situational heterosexuality is the most misunderstood concept in the ‘ex-gay’ and Christian worlds By Anthony Venn-Brown © 2010   INTRODUCTION ‘Situational heterosexual’ is a term I’ve used for several years to describe myself when people have asked how I could have been married for so many years and yet be [...]

Gay conversion therapy – does it work?

By |2020-02-24T18:07:02+11:00February 24th, 2010|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, Mixed Orientation Marriage, Video|Tags: , , |

Gay conversion therapy - does it work? Can you be a Christian and gay? Can a person change from gay to straight? ABC's Hungry Beast looks at gay conversion therapies. Anthony Venn-Brown, former high profile preacher in Australia's mega-churches such as Hillsong and Anthony Menchetti talk about their ex-gay experience. Haydn Sennitt pastoral worker for [...]

Insufficient Evidence That Sexual Orientation Change Efforts Work

By |2018-03-24T01:29:12+11:00August 6th, 2009|Categories: News article|Tags: , |

TORONTO 08/06/09—The American Psychological Association adopted a resolution Wednesday stating that mental health professionals should avoid telling clients that they can change their sexual orientation through therapy or other treatments. The "Resolution on Appropriate Affirmative Responses to Sexual Orientation Distress and Change Efforts" also advises that parents, guardians, young people and their families avoid sexual [...]

Straightened Out – Sun Herald 13.07.08

By |2019-07-13T16:46:31+10:00July 13th, 2008|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , , |

Page 8 Sun Herald 13 July 2008 Courses to ‘cure’ homosexuality are seen as following God’s will by some Christians, and a danger by others, writes ERIN O’DWYER. JON McNAMARA* came out of the closet when he was 21. For 15 years he lived a homosexual life and for five of those years was in a [...]

The Sy Rogers Story (An Anthony Venn-Brown Perspective)

By |2020-05-11T21:05:05+10:00December 1st, 2007|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , |

Sy Rogers is a gifted communicator and has powerful story of redemption from a very troubled life. Our dialogue has been limited but has always been gracious and respectful. I’d heard many negative things about Sy but our meeting in Sydney in 2007 dispelled some of these. When Sy was converted in the late 70’s, [...]

60 Minutes – Dad’s Coming Out

By |2019-04-16T17:52:57+10:00August 19th, 2007|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, Video|Tags: , , , |

On August 19, 60 Minutes did a segment on being gay in a heterosexual marriage and the impact it has on the person, their partner and children. Millions around Australia got a look into a situation faced by 1,000’s of men and women around the world. Dad's coming out Reporter: Ray Martin Producer: Alex Hodgkinson [...]