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Ex-Gay and Ex-Trans Testimonies
Do you know anyone who used to be homosexual but has turned straight? It's likely that you've met a few of them but don't know it. Many people go through a phase in their lives where they feel attracted to the same sex but the feeling diminishes as they get older, and they turn straight. They might never have even come out as gay, so they don't feel the need to tell anyone they are not gay any longer. For those who have come out as gay and got involved in the LGBT community, turning straight is a lot more difficult. The community will not be sympathetic, they believe that homosexuals are "born gay" and cannot change. There is no science behind this belief, it's an ideology that has been constructed to acquire rights, but LGBT activists believe in it passionately. Turning straight is considered to be an act of disloyalty and those who do so might try to avoid confrontation by drifting away quietly and returning to the world of straight. So if you count all the quiet ones, there might be more ex-gays around than you think.
Do you know anyone who used to be transgender but changed their mind and went back to their original sex? In this case it's more likely to be obvious, depending on how far they have gone along the path towards the opposite gender. The effects of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones are difficult to entirely reverse, and if they have had transgender surgery there are physical mutilations that have to be disguised or hidden.
But they don't all stay quiet. There are people all over the world who have turned away from the LGBT lifestyle in all its variations and they have stories to tell the world. They have various motivations, some want to challenge the LGBT ideology, and some want to help others. For most it's a bit of both. This page connects to various websites where you will find people telling their stories, mostly using their real names and photographs, although there are a few who have chosen to remain anonymous.
The one thing that occurs most frequently in these testimonies is a deep religious faith, and you will hear over and over again that Jesus has set people free.
The Right to Decide:
It's December 2019 now and most of the links on this page are to contemporary websites that might be updated, but first I want to go back to 2012 when Dr. Mike Davidson, co-director of the Core Issues Trust, published a 51-page booklet with the above title. It contains 13 testimonies from people who had turned away from the homosexual or lesbian lifestyle with some degree of success, and the main theme is their right to do so as a matter of personal choice, a right that was being obstructed from within the psychological profession, and from homosexual activists everywhere who denounced them as "homophopic". All the testimonies are anonymous, such was the pressure at that time, a pressure that still exists although there are a lot more people now coming out as ex-LGBT and they are much more vocal because they are tired of being denied a voice. The booklet is available as a PDF here.
X-Out-Loud Europe shares the stories of people who are ex-gay, ex-trans, children of gay, or otherwise affected by the LGBT lifestyle. There are live interviews on Facebook every week where you can submit questions. You can also find them on YouTube.
Pure Love Ex LGBT Ministry
This site is based in Italy and some of the testimonies are in multiple languages but most of them are just in Italian. They translate testimonies from other languages to reach the Italian people.
If you need help with the language, Google Translate is quite good.
Moving on to the USA there is the CHANGED movement with their distinctive black t-shirts with CHANGED in white capitals. Here is the latest page of stories and when you get to the bottom you click the link for a page of older ones.
Moving even further east to Australia and New Zealand there is the Two Prisms site. This site gives some data about the testimonies. It tells us how long they were in the LGBT lifestyle, how long since they came out of it, and the change in their same-sex feelings on the following scale:
Why do they call it Two Prisms?
This documentary film tells the stories of 12 people who have been transformed by love, each giving their personal testimony of overcoming same sex attraction and entering into a journey of life surrendered to Jesus.
Mike Gascoigne, 6 Dec. 2019, updated 24 April 2020
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Core Issues Trust with local churches at 'Pride in Surrey' event in Woking, August 2019
In the Far East they don't use the term "ex-gay" so much, they prefer to think in terms of crossing over from the deficient 6-colour rainbow of the LGBT flag to the natural 7-colour rainbow of light that represents the Biblical symbol of God's covenant with humanity. This site is based in Taiwan and is entirely in Chinese, but they have a Facebook page that has English translations. See also a photo report from the Core Issues Trust on the Global Rainbow Crossers Alliance, Taiwan, 2019.
Freedom and wholeness, not through a method, but a person - the Lord Jesus Christ. Renew Ministries has a network of ministries and churches, throughout the region of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, providing support for those affected by same sex attraction.