"Gay conversion" is discredited in Australia yet "fixing" same-sex attraction remains a mission for some groups – often with tragic results. It’s been 25 years since I realised I was gay, and for the first time in as long as I can remember, I’m questioning why. The images flickering across my computer screen have jolted me. I’m logged into a “support group” run by Living Hope Ministries, one of the most prolific proponents of gay conversion in the world. And, for a moment, they’ve gotten under my skin. “Tomboy girl, or girlie girl, she needs three things from her parents we call the three A’s,” a woman is explaining on the hour-long gender development video I’ve been sent.
March 90 / Sydney Morning Herald