Unwanted same sex attraction

Ex-gay = contradictions, denial and mental gymnastics

By |2018-03-22T18:57:59+11:00November 3rd, 2012|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , |

When people say they are struggling with unwanted same sex attraction and seek to be ex-gay, their minds play all manner of crazy tricks on them in order to keep the hope alive. Insidious denial, contradictions and mental gymnastics are the only way they can maintain the ex-gay facade. It's a sad and tragic reality [...]

Legal Group Sues to Overturn Calif. Gay Therapy Ban

By |2018-03-24T01:27:23+11:00October 4th, 2012|Categories: News article|Tags: , , |

Legal Group Sues to Overturn California Gay Therapy Ban A Christian legal group has filed a lawsuit to overturn California's new ban on therapy for teenagers struggling with their sexual orientation. Beginning Jan. 1, licensed professional therapists in that state will no longer be permitted to  tell anyone under the age of 18 that it [...]

California becomes first state in US to ban attempts to turn gay teens straight

By |2018-03-24T01:27:48+11:00September 30th, 2012|Categories: News article|Tags: , , |

California becomes first state in nation to ban 'gay cure' therapy for children Rich Pedroncelli / AP file California state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, sponsored the bill to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay youth straight. By James Eng, NBC News California has become the first state in the nation to [...]

Former ‘Ex-gay’ Leader Says They Lied – John Smid

By |2019-09-16T10:56:31+10:00September 14th, 2012|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , |

Former ‘Ex-Gay’ Leader John Smid: The Restored Hope Network Will Not Succeed Posted September 13th, 2012 by Wayne Besen on Truth Wins Out Former Love in Action director John Smid dropped by our website today and had this to say:I have come across some awareness lately that has been unsettling for me. When I found that my life [...]

Undercover at a Mormon Evergreen (ex-gay) Conference

By |2018-03-24T01:28:06+11:00September 10th, 2012|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article|Tags: , |

Evergreen hook-ups and hang-ups Seth Bracken Mormon Temple Salt Lake City Utah Walking into the Evergreen International Conference at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, I felt butterflies in my stomach and took in my surroundings. It was my first time attending an event where the goal was to encourage participants to stop being gay and [...]

Is an extremist ex-gay group coming to Australia?

By |2020-08-09T10:41:13+10:00August 9th, 2012|Categories: Media release|Tags: , , , , |

Some of us received a disturbing newsletter from the LGBT activist group AllOut yesterday saying. They're coming to Australia. This week, an extremist religious group is holding workshops for gays and lesbians on how to hate themselves for who they are. These type of "therapy sessions" collect cash for one purpose only: to sell the idea that people [...]

Ex-gay Ministry – Two thirds gone in Australia and NZ

By |2022-12-28T18:03:13+11:00July 20th, 2012|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , , |

Ex-gay Ministry - Two-thirds gone in Australia and New Zealand. This blog post about ex-gay ministry is an extended version of the article in the Gay News Network Ex-gay Away Exodus International, the make a wish foundation for self-loathing homosexuals, is in crisis. It began with Alan Chambers, director of 'ex-gay' ministries umbrella organisation [...]

Reaching out to an Australian ‘ex-gay’ leader – Liberty Christian Ministries

By |2019-05-05T23:37:38+10:00May 5th, 2012|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |

After the recent mainstream media reports on ex-gay ministries in Australia and also the impact of The Cure documentary, I felt it was time to reach out once again to a person from ex-gay camp suggesting that we might meet up and engage in dialogue. My email was passed  on to the Director of the ministry. Below is [...]

Conversion “therapy” survivors – testimonials not found on “change is possible” sites

By |2023-10-07T23:19:27+11:00May 3rd, 2012|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Below you will read some extracts from the many 100's of emails I have received from readers of my autobiography 'A Life of Unlearning' and others who contacted me after coming out of "ex-gay"/reparative/conversion "therapy" programs or were a part of my Yahoo ex-gay survivors group I ran since 2000. Many of these people were [...]

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