Former LGBT People In This Survey Share Their
Video, Audio & Written Stories of Change.
Audio Stories of Change.
Written Stories of Change.
Laurie J. – Former Lesbian.
It can be very hard thing to explain who you once were and where you are now. Sexual abuse, neglect, harassment, a lack of bonding with parents whether intentional or not, may play a role in forming those of us who struggle with same sex attraction.
Alan G. – Former Gay Man.
Alan’s Journey ~A Description of My Therapy Experience By Alan G.
How can therapy benefit a person a person who is sexually attracted to their own sex? This answer is based upon my life and experiences. I had unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA) most of my adult life.
By Ali Jaffery – Former Gay Man.
I remember being as young as five when I realised I was different; I wasn’t one of the boys. This lack of belonging, feeling of ‘otherness’ and isolation formed most of my childhood.
Bilal Ali. – Former Gay Man.
In the Name of God the Most Gracious the Ever Merciful,
My pseudonym is Bilal Ali. I am from the UK and I am a practising Muslim with a South-Asian background. Thank you so much for stopping by to read about my SSA experience. It really means a lot to me and I hope you will find it insightful and beneficial.
Billy. – Former Transgender.
My name is Billy and I use to be transgender, but I am no longer. My journey to where I am today is long and convoluted, but I’ll share highlights of my initial struggles, of the process to change my outward appearance from male to female, and what happened to prompt me to return to presenting myself as my birth gender, male. Let’s dive in!
Claire’s Story.– Former Lesbian.
Names have been changed to protect privacy.
SUMMARY: I was involved in same sex relationships for ten years, I was “out” to family and friends, was not attracted to men and even “settled down” with a woman and bought a house with her. Several years later, – following meeting with a psychiatrist, a psychologist and pastoral support, as well as after time getting to know myself, and discovering and accepting God’s plan for gender and sexuality, – I have left that lifestyle, and am married to a man I love deeply, and have no interest in same sex behavior.
Dani. – Former Lesbian.
I am an Australian woman with same-gender attraction. I was aware of my same-gender attraction from about 15 years of age. At that time I was very young, naive and unsure what to do. But I had a conviction that God made the world in love and order, that Jesus died for my sins and to bring me hope in following him, and that the Bible was God’s true word for all people. This ‘ideology’ saved me from making a lot of bad decisions, and helped me cling mentally to hope even in emotional depression.
Daniel Mingo. Ministry Director.
– Former Gay Man.
Testimony Rewrite 2018 “Beyond Surviving” 10-minute version.
“You formed my inward parts; you wove me in my mother’s womb. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book they were all written: the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them. Even before there is a word on my tongue, behold, O Lord, You know it all. I thank You that I am fearfully and wonderfully made.—excerpts from Psalm 139.
Erin. – Former Transgender.
I never thought I would publicly share such deeply personal things about my past, but I feel like I must, because I was a transgender child. When I could get away with it, I would use the boys bathroom instead of the girls. I practiced peeing standing up. I thought if I could master this, I could “pass” as a boy. I hated it when I had to dress as a girl. I hated my female body.
Hemi. – Former Gay Man.
How my life was while I was practicing a homosexual lifestyle: I was living a life sort of in my own world, my relationships with friends would never last more than a couple months because I didn’t feel I belonged anywhere, my relationships with family was temperamental as I would move from home to home (many times because of my behavior) I was using drugs at the ages of 13-14
Ian Lind. – Former Gay Man.
Testimony (Short version)
When I first asked the lord to come into my life I was about 12 years old, It really excited me that I was going to be “Born Again” for 2 reasons.
1 I hated my life as it was, I never felt like I belonged
2 To start over again was too exciting
To cut a long story short my experience was cut short as my mum hated the thought of me being born again and wouldn’t let me go to church or fellowship with the next door neighbours who introduced me to the church, they taught me the lords prayer and gave me a Bible so I could read when mum wasn’t around.
Mitch. – Former Lesbian.
For as young as 5 years of age, I knew I was gay. My mom, crippled with her own fear had indoctrinated me that all men were the same – that you can’t trust them, they will surely end up cheating on you. My dad was emotionally absent even up till now. I led a double life hiding the truth from them, until I decided to find those like me during university.
Rose Writers. Former Same-Sex Attracted.
At a very young age, I tragically lost my father, which also resulted in a one year period of separation from my entire family. As a young teenager, and over the course of some years, I was sexually abused, by an older male. These three factors had a huge impact on my life.
James. – Former gay man.
“When a Health Minister tells those who’ve been sexually abused, raped or emotionally neglected that “there is nothing wrong with you… you can’t be fixed because you are not broken”, then you have to start asking who really is sick, who is spreading sick lies – and why?”
Jules’ Story of Change.
I was born and raised in a church going family but not a Christ centered home. I was exposed to pornography and very curious about sexuality from a young age. My parents divorced when I was 11 and my mother always chose men over her relationship with her children.
By DBarr. From a Lesbian Relationship to…..
Title: When the Church Does it Right!
There was a longing in the deep part of of my soul that I simply could not satisfy. I tried to fill the void with everything I could think of – working more hours, taking more classes, volunteering for new adventures, reading more books, eating more, drinking more, exercising more, getting involved in yet another relationship … but nothing seemed to help. Something was missing.
BY PHILIP LATISLAW
Rules existed over God’s grace and love. Fortunately, my parents showed grace and love to my siblings and me at home. My father led me to Jesus at age six. I always wanted to be just like my dad. I was the middle child, and sometimes felt like the odd man out. I never quite understood where I fit in my family. It didn’t help that I was a sensitive kid; general teasing impacted me to the core. I constantly longed for the love and comfort of those I loved, especially my dad.
Alessio, ex-gay through Jesus Christ
I was born in a traditionally catholic family. I came out at the age of 17. Despite acceptance from my peers and family, I was still depressed and wanted to die.
By Ricky Chelette, Executive Director Living Hope Ministries
At the age of 18, graduating near the top of my class and giving the commencement address at my graduation, I was more miserable than I had ever been in my life! From all outward appearances I was on top of the world. I was a “good boy,” earned great scholarships, didn’t cuss, smoke or drink, was student council president and teenager of the year, but internally my world was a nightmare.
I grew up going to various churches, so I know what it is to discover I was homosexual in a church environment. The internal conflict about what I believed and how others would judge me was overwhelming. In the end, my desire to be with another woman won and I left the church.
Linda. And So Were Some Of You.
From my earliest memory I wanted to be a boy instead of a girl. Somehow I just knew that if I had male genitalia, my life would be complete. I prayed repeatedly for God to make me into a boy and became obsessed with my pursuit. I was a tomboy in every sense of the word and was often mistaken for a boy, which always made my day.
I remember first appreciating girls when I was 10. I felt like I understood them! Boys were an unknown species and they scared me – my dad was violent and therefore, I thought, so were all men.
I am a 19-year-old male. I first realised that I was sexually attracted to my own sex at age 11. I was uncomfortable with these feelings because deep down I sensed they weren’t normal, and weren’t really the true “me”.