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Anthony Venn-Brown

About 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', detailing his journey from married, high profile preacher in Australia's growing mega-churches, such as Hillsong, to living as an openly gay man, has impacted 1,000's globally. Anthony was the co-founder and former leader of Freedom 2 b[e], Australia’s largest network of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people from Christian backgrounds. He is also an educator and consultant on LGBT/faith issues and leader in deconstructing the 'ex-gay' myth. Anthony is the founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International and has been twice voted ‘One of the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians’ (2007 & 2009).

It was meant to be a typical brief interview ………then this happened

By | 2017-07-22T12:45:50+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Audio|

It was a pretty normal Saturday afternoon on Sydney talk back radio with Glenn Wheeler’s regular guests talking about sports, gardening and cooking.  But this Saturday afternoon the generally conservative audience heard about homosexuality. What was meant to be 5-10 minute interview turned out to be far more. Something happened, the switchboard lit up with [...]

Alan Chambers interview – the final hours of Exodus

By | 2017-07-08T00:09:09+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Audio, Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

The final Exodus conference was coming to a close and Alan Chambers had promised me an interview. I'd already been bumped back several times as every conceivable media outlet had their piece of Alan over the last four days. The term "media frenzy" comes to mind. Most of the leading newspapers around the world and TV networks [...]

Hop, hop, stall, stop. Love wins – in the end

By | 2017-06-10T13:05:48+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Categories: Marriage Equality|

Australia’s journey to marriage equality has been like someone learning to drive a car with a clutch (some of you will remember those days before automatic cars). Hop, hop, stall, stop. Hop, hop, stall, stop. Hop, hop, stall, stop. If you’re from overseas and you don’t understand the complexities or our hold ups, then I’m [...]

Harvey Milk 1977 ‘Give them hope’ speech still relevant

By | 2017-06-03T09:45:19+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Church, LGBTI, Speech, Video|

In June 1977, Harvey Milk gave a speech at a time when Christian conservatives were opposing every advancement for equality for LGBTI people. It is inspiring and still intensely relevant. "My name is Harvey Milk, and I’m here to recruit you. I’ve been saying this one for years. It’s a political joke. I can’t help [...]

IDAHOT 2017 Understanding homophobia and how to destroy it

By | 2017-05-17T01:30:27+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Categories: Church, General, LGBTI|Tags: |

Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) 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 [...]

What the Bible really says about homosexuality (Part 2)

By | 2017-05-18T00:51:52+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Audio, Church, Gay Christian, Speech|Tags: , |

Homosexuality, Christianity and the Church (Part 2) What does the Bible really say about homosexuality To download audio, right click here and save. You can download the PDF transcript HERE. Founder of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International, Anthony Venn-Brown, was the first openly gay man invited to speak in an Australian evangelical bible [...]

Homosexuality, Christianity and the Church (Part 1)

By | 2017-05-01T04:21:40+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Categories: Audio, Church, Gay Christian, Speech|Tags: , |

Homosexuality, Christianity and the Church (Part 1) Getting a few things clear first.   To download audio, right click here and save. You can download the PDF  transcript HERE. Founder of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International, Anthony Venn-Brown, was the first openly gay man invited to speak in an Australian evangelical bible college. [...]