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1. Interview with Dr Neil McConaghy in Sydney in 2002. Dr McConaghy was a strong advocate of behavioural aversion therapies in the 1970s and 1980s - Click here to view

 

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2. Audio interview with Mr Michael Brown in London on 28th August 2007. Michael Brown talks to Michael King about his experiences with psychotherapy in the 1960s and 1970s. Click here to listen.

 

3. Audio interview with Jeremy Marks in London on 16th September 2008. In 1988 Jeremy Marks established Courage, an organisation to help LGB people reconcile their sexuality and their Christian faith. Jeremy set out to see whether sexuality could be changed but his views evolved over the years. He now regards attempts to change a person's sexual orientation as misguided and potentially harmful.

Click here to listen. Jeremy's book is available at www.courage.org.uk

 

 

4. A BBC World Service debate on treatments for homosexuality between Professor Michael King of University College London and Dr Joseph Nicolosi of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) was broadcast on April 3rd 2009. Dr Nicolosi was in London for a conference "Sex and the City" organised by the Anglican Mainstream. Click here to listen to it again.

 

5. One of the most famous and tragic examples of the harm that results from treatments for homosexuality is seen in the life and death of Alan Turing who many consider to be the pioneer of computer science. He led on code breaking at the famous Bletchley Park during World War II, as well originating many of the concepts of computation using the Turing machine. Alan Turing was prosecuted in 1952 for "gross indecency" with another male and given treatment with oestrogen injections as an alternative to prison. He committed suicide at the age of 41 in 1954. You can watch a video about his last days by clicking here. Very recently, the UK's Prime Minister Gordon Brown issued an apology for the "appalling way" Turing was treated.