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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', 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’.

The Department of Conversation chats with AVB

By |2018-12-08T21:37:04+00:00December 8th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Audio, Video|

Award winning presenter Pat Brittenden's online program, the Department of Conversation has a unique philosophy. We chat until we are finished...we are not hampered by adverts or sponsors...we want interesting people telling stories that you haven’t heard before...and from people you know but maybe haven’t seen in this kind of light before. Don’t think ‘interview’ [...]

Gay conversion therapy – does it work?

By |2018-10-18T13:41:05+00:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, Mixed Orientation Marriage, Video|

Gay conversion therapy - does it work? Can you be a Christian and gay? Can a person change from gay to straight? ABC's Hungry Beast looks at gay conversion therapies. Anthony Venn-Brown, former high profile preacher in Australia's mega-churches such as Hillsong and Anthony Menchetti talk about their ex-gay experience. Haydn Sennitt pastoral worker for [...]

A Pentecostal preacher asks three questions

By |2018-09-19T11:16:40+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church, Conversion therapy, Mixed Orientation Marriage|Tags: |

Hi Anthony I’ve just finished reading A Life of Unlearning. I actually really enjoyed it in spite of the fact that it disturbed me greatly! You write so well. I would have liked to hear you preach. What a legacy you created in Youth Alive and in your ministry. That fruit remains in spite of [...]

A sobering message on #WSPD – LGBTI Religious Suicide – why we’ll never be able to count the cost

By |2018-09-10T16:15:19+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: General|

For some time now we have known about the higher risk of LGBT suicide which includes ideation and attempts  (See stats here) but thoughts of and attempts to suicide are much higher for LGBT people from faith backgrounds. Research is now demonstrating something I have been pointing out for many years. That is, that LGBTI [...]

Journey to the Truth – here’s what’s been happening

By |2018-09-12T09:26:16+00:00August 12th, 2018|Categories: Conversion therapy, General, Help needed, The Quest to Cure Queers|

As the three months Journey to the Truth is coming to an end it is a good time to thank all who’ve contributed and share some exciting news. I want to especially those who kick-started the appeal so generously. We are now over 50%. Check that out HERE. The Journey to the Truth has been [...]

THE QUEST TO CURE QUEERS – Exodus to nowhere

By |2018-11-28T17:01:14+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Conversion therapy, The Quest to Cure Queers|

Many people believe that ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy is a relatively new religiously-based phenomena and that Exodus International (founded in 1976), created what has become known as gay conversion therapy. 'THE QUEST TO CURE QUEERS - Exodus to Nowhere’ (TQTCQ) explores this myth, follows the thread and joins the dots of the "change is possible" philosophy and [...]