IDAHOT 2018 – Homophobia and Transphobia – what’s to fear

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IDAHOT 2018 – Homophobia and Transphobia – what’s to fear

Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)

Have you ever wondered what people actually have to fear from sexuality and gender diverse individuals?  And how is fear translated into hatred and violence?

Here are some relevant articles for you to read and share.

Homophobia just doesn’t exist in others, it exists in LGBTI people as well. This article talks about the 4 main factors that create it. READ Homophobia – 4 factors – internal and external

How many times have you heard someone say ‘I’m not homophobic but’ …..and obviously what they said after ‘but’ indicated they were.  READ I’m not homophobic but (fill in the blank)

George Weinberg, the man who invented the word homophobia in 1965 died in March this year at the age of 87. Find out why the word ‘homophobia was invented in this interesting article. READ Who invented the word homophobia and why

Understanding the difference between homophobia and heterosexism can be helpful for us to identify it in ourselves and others. READ Homophobia and/or Heterosexism – knowing the difference

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About the Author:

Anthony Venn-Brown
Anthony Venn-Brown is one of Australia’s foremost commentators on faith and sexuality. His best-selling autobiography 'A Life of Unlearning – a preacher’s struggle with his homosexuality, church and faith', details his journey from being one of the first in the world to experience religious gay conversion therapy, becoming a married, high profile preacher in Australia's growing mega-churches, such as Hillsong, to living as an openly gay man. Anthony was the co-founder and former leader of Freedom2b. He is an educator and consultant on LGBT/faith issues and leader in deconstructing the ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy myth. Anthony is the founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International. Anthony has been recognised on a number of occassions for his contribution and impact including being twice voted one of 'The 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians’.

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