ARTICLES & RESOURCES

ACEDEMIC PAPERS, BLOG ARTICLES, STATEMENTS BY PSYCHOLOGICAL BODIES

OUR RESOURCES

 

The Ideology of Ex-Gay and Conversion 'Therapy' has been well documented, it's beginings, it's effects and now mercifully it's slow decline.

RADIO INTERVIEWS

JOY 94.3 have conducted a series of interview looking into the devestating and far reaching effects of Ex-Gay Ideology

BOOKS

Literature speaking on the intersection of Faith, Sexuality and Religion.

ARTICLES

Acedemic Papers, Blog Articles, Statements from Psychological Bodies

FILM

Documentaries and Film about the Ex-Gay Movement and LGBTI people of Faith.

ACADEMIC ARTICLES
If you’re interested in reading or writing a research paper on the ex-gay movement, these are some good starters. The following listings link to journal databases or Amazon. For complete or free access, we suggest trying Google Scholar, your local library, or your University library.
To Be Christian and Homosexual

To Be Christian and Homosexual: From Shame to Identiti-Based Claims

Martine Gross

Vol. 11, No. 4 (May 2008), pp. 77-101
Between "Being" and "Doing

Between “Being” and “Doing”: Conflict and Coherence in the Identity Formation of Gay and Lesbian Orthodox Jews

Halbertal, T.H., and Koren, I., McAdams, D.P., Josselson, R., and Lieblich, A., (2006)

Identity and Story: Creating Self in Narrative,

American Psychological Association, Washington D.C., pp.37-61

Negotiating a Religious Identity

Negotiating a Religious Identity: The Case of the Gay Evangelical

Thumma, S.

Sociological Analysis, 1991, 52:4, pp.333-347

Wrestling with the Angels of Meaning

Wrestling with the Angels of Meaning: The Revisionist Ideological Work of Gay and Ex-Gay Christian Men

Michelle Wolkomir

Vol. 24, No. 4 (2001), pp. 407-424

Statements by Psychological Bodies

The following are statements about ex-gay and reparative therapies from two important psychological bodies:
APA - American Psychological AssociationAPS - Australian Psychological Society

ABBI

Ambassadors and Bridge Builders International

Developed by former pentecostal pastor and now openly gay LGBTI rights advocate Anthony Venn-Brown, the abbi.org.au website and blog contains resources gathered over several decades.

Anthony is available for LGBT Coaching, Community Training and Church/Community Seminars. Below is a collection of articles about ex-gay in Australia, including apologies from former ex-gay leaders.

ANTHONY VENN-BROWN

Since 2000 Anthony Venn-Brown has worked in the often volatile space of faith and sexuality and helped thousands of people resolve faith/sexuality conflict….

Anthony became aware of his same-sex-orientation as a teenager when people were imprisoned for homosexuality and mental health professionals attempted to ‘cure’ gay people through aversion therapy. Understandably, it was a frightening revelation. He turned to God for help and became a Christian, believing Jesus would provide the answer.   READ MORE.

THE SY ROGERS STORY

When Sy was converted in the late 70’s, even though homosexuality had been removed from the list of psychological disorders and laws were changing that had classed gay men as criminals, there was still a great deal of ignorance and misinformation about sexual orientation.
Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the church.

Situational Heterosexuality

MARRIED EX-GAY = SITUATIONAL HETEROSEXUAL

Situational heterosexuality is the most misunderstood concept
in the ‘ex-gay’ and Christian worlds

Another Apology – Randy Thomas, Exodus VP, confesses

Is saying ‘sorry’ enough?

Whilst these were significant, they didn’t get the same attention as more recent ones have.

Australia Conversion Therapy Leaders Change Perspective

Ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy ministries credibility around the world is being substantially challenged as an increasing number of people come out with their stories saying

– it just doesn’t work.

PROJECT CREDITS

Producer and Presenter: Dean Beck
Producer and Researcher: Nathan Despott

Guests: David Lograsso, Rachel Goff, John McIntyre, John Capper, Jason Tuazon-McCheyne, Cathryn McKinney, Matt Glover, Timothy Jones, Nicole Conner and Kathy Baldock.

Podcasts of each radio interview are jointly owned by the program's researchers and contributors and are available freely at the owners’ discretion.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Special thanks to JOY 94.9, Stephanie Powell, Seona Coster, Susan Hose, Cathryn McKinney, Nicole Conner, Kathy Baldock, Colin Baillie, Rachel Goff, Andrew Boyle, Lesley Taylor, John Capper, David Lograsso, Timothy Jones, John McIntyre, Louise Karch, Jason Tuazon-McCheyne, Daniel Leighton, Allison Menzies, Sally Tonkin, Andrew McNamara, Gavin Henderson, Sam, Brian Coogan and Zoe Williamson for their support and assistance in planning and development.

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