RESOURCESLEARNING ALONG THE WAY
An ethical framework for engaging with survivors of SOCE (Sexual Orientation Change Efforts) that acknowledges their humanity and Acknowledges the entirety of their lived experience.
These guidelines present a way forward for communicators to accurately and responsibly represent SOCE survivors in the media and public policy.
STATEMENTS FROM PUBLIC BODIES
AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
APS Position Statement on the use of psychological practices that attempt to change sexual orientation
HEALTH COMPLAINTS COMMISSIONER
On the 17th of May 2018, the Health Complaints Commissioner launched an inquiry into the practice of so called ‘Conversion Therapy’ in Victoria
In partnership with Beyond Blue, the Brave Network developed a Factsheet to better equip phone counsellors to help those who have experienced Ex-Gay Ideology, whether through SOCE or through the ideologies held by their Religious or Faith Communities
RESOURCES FROM INSIDE EX-GAY
Shortly after major Ex-Gay organisations Exodus International and Living Waters Australia shutdown in 2013/2014, the Brave Network conducted a series of radio interviews titled “Inside Ex-Gay” in partnership with JoyFM.
Since then the resources Brave has developed and recommends have grown.
- WHAT DOES AFFIRMING THEOLOGY LOOK LIKE?
- WHAT EXACTLY DOES SOCE MEAN?
- WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY EX-GAY IDEOLOGY?
“We believe that LGBTIQ people are a loved and essential part of God’s intended Human Diversity”
There are no studies of adequate scientific base to conclude whether or not such methods work to change sexual orientation. The longstanding consensus of the behavioural and social sciences, and the health and mental health professions is that homosexuality and bisexuality are per se normal and positive variations of human sexual orientation. Research has consistently failed to provide any empirical or scientific basis for regarding them as disorders or abnormalities.