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Who invented the word homophobia and why

By | 2017-05-17T00:24:04+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Categories: General, LGBTI, News article|Tags: |

How Homophobia Became a Word BY DR. GEORGE WEINBERG May of 1965. A small group of daring revolutionaries rented the auditorium of the Barbizon Hotel in Midtown Manhattan for a meeting of the East Coast Homophile Organization —a name that does not resonate today –– but the group was one that changed the course of [...]

Conversion Therapy – does it work?

By | 2017-05-02T23:19:16+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Conversion therapy, Video|Tags: , , , |

Three men with three very different stories and experiences of ex-gay, reparative or what has become known conversion therapy. Meet comedian and Gay Conversion School Drop Out Anthony Menchetti, author and gay Christian advocate Anthony Venn-Brown and former leader of Liberty Christian Ministries, Haydn Sennitt. Anthony Venn-Brown, details his 6 months in an ex-gay residential program, [...]

Welcoming, accepting, affirming – don’t get stuck

By | 2017-05-16T03:05:56+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: Church, Gay Christian|Tags: , , |

People often ask me what is the difference between welcoming, accepting and affirming churches. This little pic will give you some idea. Some churches refuse to go on the journey. Some began the journey then got stuck, afraid of the potential for controversy and conflict. Others have continued to take brave steps in faith towards [...]

Sy Rogers – is his message homosexual re-orientation?

By | 2017-07-07T03:43:45+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy|Tags: , |

Sy Rogers is back in the country, speaking on Christian radio, Christian City Churches and the Hillsong Colour Conference. Since I first published The Sy Rogers Story (An Anthony Venn-Brown Perspective) in 2010 it has become one of the top five most read articles on my site.  It’s definitely time for an update. Sy Rogers [...]

Open letter to straight Christian allies

By | 2017-04-23T05:03:56+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Categories: Church|

Since the release of my autobiography in 2004, I began reaching out to ministers, church leaders and Christians to engage in a respectful dialogue. Over the years I have seen many come to a new understanding of sexuality, gender identity, the LGBTI community and our relationships. When they publicly declared their change in beliefs and [...]

George Michael and lessons from the closet

By | 2016-12-29T23:10:32+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Categories: General, LGBTI|

Hate is a word you’ll rarely hear me use. Not even in relation to brussels sprouts, Trump or the Australian Christian Lobby. Intense dislike is about the strongest you'd get from me. However, one thing I do hate is the closet. I hate the closet because of what it did to me for over two [...]

ABBI’s CEO’s Annual Report

By | 2017-04-29T13:17:35+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Categories: General|

Two weeks ago, Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International had its Annual General Meeting.  I have attached the CEO’s report which reviews what transpired for us 1 July 2015 through to 30 June 2016. It was definitely a year of progress. Along with our regular activities of: Radio and print media interviews Articles written for the [...]

Great opportunity – urgent appeal

By | 2017-04-29T13:17:52+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Categories: Help needed|

I’ve just been notified that the Gay Christian Network  (GCN) would like me to give two presentations at the upcoming conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the beginning of January. GCN is the largest organisation of its kind and the annual conference has grown to over 1,500 attendees including LGBTI people, their allies and friends. The [...]

Andrew – gay, Sydney bible belt mega-church

By | 2017-05-16T03:16:50+00:00 November 26th, 2016|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Audio, Church, Conversion therapy|

From the 1,000's of emails I've received and 100's of individuals I've spoken to over the last 15 years, Andrews story is far from unique. Sadly it is all too common and has been happening in Pentecostal and Evangelical churches in Australia for decades. Andrew shared his story at the recent launch of ‘A Life [...]