MEET DEV CUNY

Dev Cuny M.Div., is an educator, trainer, and storyteller.

An ambassador for the Born Perfect Campaign to End Conversion Therapy, Dev has shared their story in multiple documentaries and media outlets including Huffington Post, The Guardian, VICE, and a promo for the film Boy Erased. In 2019, Dev presented the TEDx Talk, What Elvis Taught a Conversion Therapy Survivor about Love.

Dev is an advocate for creating a world where every young person is safe and loved.  Their work to support young people includes working with the national initiative Resilience in School Environments (RISE) to help school districts and educators build a culture that is trauma-informed, restorative, and rooted in social emotional health. Prior to RISE, Dev served as a Restorative Justice and Social Emotional Health Facilitator and Coach in Oakland Unified School District. Dev is also an associate board member for Covenant House, California, a faith-based organization that supports young people struggling with houselessness and sex trafficking. 

In addition to their work in education, Dev provides trainings and workshops that focus on healing spiritual and religious trauma using restorative practices as a primary healing modality. Dev considers this one part of their ministry as a pastoral resident at Oak Life Church in Oakland, CA.

Dev is serving as an Interim Pastor at Oak life Church in Spring/Summer 2021.

 
 

"Dev makes you feel like you are the only one in the room. This unique ability to see and hear others is something that few people in this world can do."

SPEAKING

Audience Clapping

KEYNOTE SPEAKING

Business Conference

FACILITATION

Professor Lecturing on Stage

TRAINING

 
 
 
Audience Clapping

MEDIA, SPEAKING, CONFERENCES

 

CANADIAN BROADCAST TAPESTRY RADIO INTERVIEW

WORKSHOP: HEALING SPIRITUAL TRAUMA

THE CUT: WHAT IT’S LIKE TO EXPERIENCE GAY CONVERSION THERAPY

THE ADVOCATE: CAN'T BE CONVERTED: ON SURVIVING CONVERSION THERAPY IN ARKANSAS

RESILIENCE IN SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS

'THE GUARDIAN: LOVE IS LOVE': MEDIA FIRM USES LGBT LANGUAGE TO SEND ANTI-GAY MESSAGE

VICE: CONVERSION THERAPY IS DANGEROUS AND DEADLY

MASHABLE: "MISS" EQUALITY

BORNPERFECT.ORG: #BORNPERFECT STORY

RADIO INTERVIEW: AWARD WINNING ADAM SHANK SHOW

CENTER FOR LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES IN RELIGION AND MINISTRY: SPEAKER

GENDER SPECTRUM PRESENTER: SPIRITUAL ABUSE AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

CAMINO PODCAST: TEDX AND CAMINO PILGRIM

LGBT COMMUNITY COMES OUT: SPEAKER

EPISCOPAL CAFE: WEIRDOS OR MIRACLE?

INSTINCT MAGAZINE: CONVERSION THERAPY SURVIVOR RECONCILES WITH FAMILY ON TEDX STAGE

TALKING TECH, SOCIAL ISSUES, AND SOCIAL EQUITY: TEDX OAKLAND COMES TO LANEY

CROSS-COUNTRY PILGRIMAGE REVEALS KEYS TO CHURCH GROWTH

OPINION: CONVERSION THERAPY SHOULD BE BANNED ACROSS AMERICA

NCLR LAUNCHES NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT LGBT KIDS FROM DANGERS OF CONVERSION THERAPY

GLAAD: #BORNPERFECT CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO END "CONVERSION THERAPY" FOR LGBT YOUTH ACROSS THE COUNTRY

GIFTERS PODCAST INTERVIEW

WILD GOOSE FESTIVAL: SPEAKER

TRANSFORM THE CHURCH: SPEAKER

ARCHYDE: A DISTURBING SURVEY OF CHRISTIAN GROUPS WHO CLAIM TO "HEAL" HOMOSEXUALITY

CULTURPLAZA: HOMOTHERAPIES

GET IN TOUCH!

Thanks for submitting!