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Walking Between Worlds Seminar – Melbourne

By | 2017-08-10T13:45:15+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Event|

Calling all counsellors (youth, telephone, school) and social/health-care/youth/community/LGBTI workers, pastors, church leaders, chaplains and mental health professionals. #WalkingBetweenWorlds is a  specifically designed training program. In one day you can get an insider and in-depth view into the complexities, conflicts and challenges for LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) people from faith backgrounds. Understanding the LGBTI [...]

How celibacy became the new ex-gay

By | 2017-08-09T13:47:05+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy, Gay Christian|Tags: , |

There are three ways you could understand how celibacy became the new ex-gay. You could have lived through the evolution, you are a researcher/historian, or you can read this article. I was born in 1951. In the 50’s and 60’s gay men were either imprisoned or institutionalised as they were considered sexual perverts. Mental health [...]

It’s really about the love

By | 2017-08-06T06:36:55+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Categories: Church, LGBTI, Marriage Equality|

When Mel White, founder of Soulforce was on Larry King Live, a caller asked what Mel and his partner did in bed. Larry King hung up on the caller for being rude, but Mel White answered anyway. “What do we do in bed? We’ve been together for 24 years—we sleep.” Larry replied. “Yes when these [...]

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 [...]