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MEET DEV CUNY

Dev uses the art of storytelling to advocate for a world where every young person is safe and loved.  They have done so by sharing their own story at conferences, in documentaries, and through many media outlets including Huffington Post, The Guardian, VICE, a preview for the Focus Features film, Boy Erasedand as part of TEDx.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Their work to support young people include serving on the advisory committees for the Born Perfect Campaign to End Conversion Therapy and Covenant House, Oakland.  Dev has also spent years working in education including Oakland Unified School District, Resilience in School Environments, and Unconditional Education helping schools build a culture that is trauma-informed, healing-centered, and rooted in equitable policies and practices. 

In addition to their work with young people, Dev provides trainings and workshops that focus on healing spiritual and religious trauma using restorative practices as a primary healing modality. Dev is also trained in chaplaincy, pastoral counseling, and preaching, serving as the interim pastor for Oak Life Church in 2021, as well as providing emotional and spiritual support as a hospital, jail, and hospice chaplain. 

Dev is currently working on a 1-person play -- Assigned at Birth -- that playfully explores what Dev calls, 'pre-determined identities' that humans are assigned at birth by other (imperfect) humans...

 

"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."

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Repairing the Damage of Conversion Therapy

What Elvis Taught a Conversion Therapy Survivor About Love | Dev Cuny | TEDxOakland

Supporting Staff & Student Health: Kaiser Permanente’s Resilience in School Environments

 
 
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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

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