Nov 3, 2011

The Cure - Documentary Trailer

'Ex-gays' and reparative therapy - The Australian Story

Whilst many of us have told our stories in written form and been interviewed by various media outlets this is the first time the story of 'ex-gay' people and ministries has been told in the Australian context with Australians. Go to Facebook and like the page to be updated.

“The Cure” is an independent hour length documentary on faith and sexuality, specifically exploring Australian ex-gay ministries that claim to 'heal' homosexuality.

Directed by: Heather Corkhill
Produced by: Helen Kelly
Cinematography and audio by: Qingwen Huang

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If you feel that you are tormented by uwanted same-sex attraction then the answer lies in loving and accepting your true self not rejecting or self loathing. The term 'unwanted same-sex attraction' adds to the denial. It is not an attraction it is an orientation. It is far deeper than just an attraction or behaviour and is a part of your brain wiring, thought processes, hormones and behaviour. People nedd to examine the 'unwanted' part of the statement not the orientation itself.

Before you invest the time, money, emotional energy and possibly years of your life trying to go from gay to straight, ask the ex-gay leaders what guarantee they can give you that it will work. If they are honest with you, the best they will be able to offer you as a degree of ‘heterosexual functionality’, but the gay never actually goes away. Then ask yourself what would be the best way to spend your time, money and emotional energy…..rejecting yourself or accepting yourself.

After 22 years of trying to change including ex-gay programs, exorcisms and 16 years of marriage, I came to the realisation that loving myself was far healthier than hating and rejecting my true self. Like 1,000’s of others today, I finally discovered that I can live a wonderfully fulfilling, moral life as an openly gay man and still have my faith.

Anthony Venn-Brown

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