Soutien aux personnes ayant des attirances non désirées envers le même sexe et une identité sexuelle confuse

Many people experiencing such difficulties want help to overcome their feelings. This may be motivated by health problems, religious beliefs, or simply by personal preference. These people are currently neglected and denied access to services unless they accept these unwanted feelings. Many governments want to prohibit any counseling or therapy related to this issue. Because of the aggressive secular culture that has developed towards those who do not want to endorse homosexuality, or transsexual ideology, people have nowhere to go.

The IFTCC was created to help people find the support they want by giving them access to a « preferred list » of advisors. These advisers support the IFTCC’s guidelines and moral standing, as well as the goals and worldview of those seeking help. They value the autonomy of the customer.

We work with experienced practitioners around the world to make sure people have access to the support they need. We also exist to help foster collegiality and management networks that encourage professional, transparent and accountable services.

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Read our response to the UK Government's intended ban on therapeutic choice (v2)

Ce qu’on dit de nous

"The reason for my transgenderism was the fact that I didn’t feel like a man... doesn’t a person have the right to actually go and seek help to change their orientation if it’s causing them distress? Today it’s good … I feel secure in my masculinity. …. at this point in my life I’m happy being a man for the first time in a long time."

John/Jannine

"There are indeed people who are critical of my journey. They don't agree, and they don't believe in change. I, however, respond that my life is more honest now."

Anon

"My gay affairs once worked for me like drugs work for an addict. I wanted to compensate my bad feelings …. Today I rather face my bad feelings."

Emily

"I wasn’t born with these desires but they grew as a result of bullying and exclusion as a teenager."

David (45)

"I found that people who have decided to live as a homosexual got all the support they needed but the people that decided [to] change their lifestyle had no real help."

Anon

"It is ironic that a society that prides itself on individual liberty wants to enforce its values on others."

Mohammed (24 years)

"They provide me tremendous assistance with unwanted same sex attraction and my mental, emotional and psychological health had improved remarkably."

Tzvii (32 years)

"This therapy does not attempt to change an individual from being gay to being straight but rather it helps an individual heal from past hurts and fears."

Callum (41 years)

"I have the right to pursue truth and happiness as I understand it; and that is what this therapy has allowed me to do."

Anon

"I find it unacceptable that bigoted, intolerant people are seeking to disallow others their truth and their happiness, by seeking to ban this type of therapy."

Male, 40

"Gay activists have created a caricature of what they think conversion therapy is and then they talk these politicians into passing a law against this caricature."

Dr Joseph Nicolosi

"'It is not the case that sexual orientation is immutable or might not vary to some extent in a person’s life.' Position Statement PS02/2014 April 2014"

Royal College of Psychiatrists

"My abuse had occurred at an age of ego formation …. negating my normal sexual evolution as a heterosexual male, to be replaced with a sense of non-being, genderless, neither male nor female. [I] sought in vain to find happiness in gay-affirming society and active gay life over the course of 20 years."

Phil, 60

"I do not identify with gay culture, and I don’t want to engage in gay life any more."

Male, 40

"There is a quelling of the ability of people to have information, to make informed decisions about topics like sexual orientation change and sexuality in general."

Dr Christopher Rosik

"It’s so unfortunate that it took me so long to get this ... therapy. It’s just exactly what I would have loved to have had in my late teens. It would have been the answer to all my questions."

Denis (38 years)

Harcèlement & intimidation

Have you experienced harassment or bullying related to your desire to give up unwanted behavior?

Sometimes those who choose to take a new orientation or leave some LGBT communities experience a lot of intolerance and aggression. What was your experience? (Confidentiality will be fully respected).