Who we are, and what is our goal
People Can Change (PCC) is a non-profit, religiously-unaffiliated organization based in the United States, which helps men with unwanted same-sex attraction who seek a viable alternative to a homosexually-active life.
We are a community of men from homosexual or
bisexual backgrounds who - for our own, deeply
personal reasons - typically do not accept or
identify with the label "gay" and prefer instead to
work to minimize or eliminate our sexualization
of other men. That doesn't mean we are in denial
or are suppressing our supposedly "true selves."
Quite the opposite.
In fact, we are on a journey to discover and address
the underlying environmental and relational
issues that may have led us to feel unwanted and
incongruous same-sex attractions in the first place.
(That's right: Most of us don't accept "born that way"
theories. And even if there may be some truth to
them in some cases, biologyis not predestination.)
We pursue courageous personal-growth work and a
personal spiritual and emotional journey in a
supportive community of like-minded brothers.
As a result:
Many of us have found the level and intensity of our same-sex attractions diminish over time, sometimes significantly.
We've experienced an increased sense of belonging and brotherhood among men from all walks of life.
Our self-esteem has improved and feelings of shame have diminished or disappeared.
Those of us who have struggled with self-destructive and out-of-control sexual behaviors have often reduced or even eliminated those behaviors altogether.
Many of us have found renewed commitment to and love for wives, family, and God. Many have found new or increased romantic and sexual attractions to the opposite sex.
But more important than all of that, we are finding peace-and peace in a way that aligns our identity, feelings and behaviors with our deeply held beliefs, values, morals and life goals.