Positive Alternatives to Homosexuality

Positive Alternatives to Homosexuality (PATH) is a coalition of groups that work to help "people with unwanted same-sex attractions (SSA) realize their personal goals for change—whether by developing their innate heterosexual potential or by embracing a lifestyle as a single, non-sexually active man or woman."[1] The predominantly ex-gay member groups promote the "right to decide whether to seek counseling or therapy" and abstinence. The coalition lists studies on reparative therapy and links to organizations that work with people who have unwanted same-sex attractions.

Member organizations

In July 2003, various organizations united to form PATH.[2] As of June 2014, PATH has 26 partner organizations:[1]

  1. American College of Pediatricians
  2. Anglican Mainstream (UK)
  3. Core (Christian, Northern Ireland)
  4. Courage International (Catholic)
  5. Family Watch International
  6. German Institute for Youth and Society
  7. Help 4 Families (gender identity issues)
  8. Homosexuals Anonymous (Christian)
  9. International Healing Foundation
  10. International Institute of Reorientation Therapies
  11. Jason (Christian)
  12. Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH)
  13. Jonah Institute of Gender Affirmation
  14. National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH)
  15. North Star (Latter-day Saints)
  16. OneByOne (Presbyterian)
  17. Parakaleo (Christian, UK, gender identity issues)
  18. Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX)
  19. People Can Change
  20. Powerful Change Ministry Group (Christian, African-American)
  21. Renacer (Mexico)
  22. Transforming Congregations (Methodist)
  23. True Freedom Trust (United Kingdom, Christian)
  24. VenSer (Mexico, Christian)
  25. Voices of Change
  26. Joel 2:25 International

Exodus International belonged to the initial members, but left in April 2007.[3]

See also


  1. 1 2 http://www.pathinfo.org/index.html
  2. Stephen Hunt: Contemporary Christianity and LGBT Sexualities, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009, ISBN 0-7546-7624-2, ISBN 978-0-7546-7624-9, p. 12.
  3. Throckmorton, Morton (9 April 2007). "Exodus International dropping membership in PATH". Patheos. Retrieved 14 December 2014.

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