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Inside Ex-Gay: the naked truth, consists of four radio documentary episodes and a web site full of resources and information to assist members of the LGBTI community who are struggling to reconcile their sexuality and faith.


Over the last three weeks, Word for Word has gone Inside the Ex-gay program to discover the naked truth behind the deeply harmful Australian ex-gay movement with ex-gay survivors, counsellors and evangelical leaders. We’ve heard horror stories and messages of hope and we’ve witnessed the beginnings of a shift in the evangelical attitude towards LGBTI people.

In this final episode we step back in time with Reverend Matt Glover and Latrobe University’s Dr Timothy Jones. Matt is an experienced counsellor of ex-gay survivors and has an insider’s view of ex-gay programs and the counselling industry that has often allowed them to exist without scrutiny. Tim is a cultural historian with a lot to say about the journey of homophobia and ex-gay in our society, including how old it is – and also how recent.

Episode four explores the history of the ex-gay movement and what our community can do to guarantee a future free from it.

For more information about this episode, podcasts of all four Inside Ex-gay shows, videos, contacts and more, check out the Inside Ex-gay: The Naked Truth website.



About the author: Dean


Producer. Broadcaster. Community Advocate. ENUF Ambassador.
Dean Beck has over 5 years experience as a broadcaster and radio producer. Dean is the founder and original presenter of community radio’s most popular show about sex, sexuality and self, Hide And Seek. He presents the nationally syndicated interview program Word For Word, heard each week on JOY 94.9 and across the Community Radio Network. He also presents a weekly news and current affairs program, On The Line. A tireless advocate for people living with HIV and ENUF Ambassador, Dean coordinated and hosted JOY 94.9’s groundbreaking radio and video web streaming broadcast, World AIDS Day Worldwide, a global 24 hour conversation held on December 1 2013, World AIDS Day. In 2013 JOY 94.9 presented Dean with the Addam Stobbs Broadcast Excellence Award and Living Positive Victoria presented him with their coveted Community Endeavour Award. Dean's work in promoting gay men’s health saw Hide And Seek receive the HIV Awareness Media Award from Living Positive Victoria in 2013.


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