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National Faith and Marriage Equality Forum

By | 2016-12-14T12:43:32+00:00 November 19th, 2016|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, Marriage Equality, Speech|Tags: , |

National Faith and Marriage Equality Forum Parliament House, Canberra (NB: In the video I mention Impact Church Adelaide. This was meant to be Activate Church. It has been corrected in the text below)                 Dr Gavriel Ansara (Rosh Pinah: An Affirming Orthodox Jewish Network),  Rev Dr Peter Catt [...]

My Deep Water, a murder and A Life of Unlearning

By | 2016-11-20T01:55:43+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church, General|Tags: , |

Australians have recently been exposed to the chilling real-life drama series, Deep Water, and subsequent documentary. Deep Water is based on the true stories of over 80 gay men who were murdered in Sydney in the 1980’s and 1990’s [1].Thirty of these cases remain unsolved [2]. Many of the original cases were written off as suicides [...]

“Doctor, Am I Gay?” A Primer on Sexual Identities

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:22+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: LGBTI, News article|

“Doctor, Am I Gay?” A Primer on Sexual Identities Psychiatric Times October 28, 2016 | Gender Issues, Cultural Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Social Behavior By Jack Drescher, MD It is not unusual for patients to seek consultation with psychiatrists and other mental health professionals with questions about their sexuality. These questions can arise irrespective of age, gender, [...]

Exodus to Nowhere – the quest to cure queers

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:22+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Conversion therapy, Event|Tags: , , |

EXODUS TO NOWHERE The quest to cure queers There is a commonly held belief that gay conversion programs began in the United States. This is not true. Four years before Exodus was founded, in 1972, in Sydney Australia, Anthony Venn-Brown was in a residential program to change his sexual orientation. Working on his current book [...]

Time Magazine Cover Story 1969: The Homosexual In America

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:22+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Categories: LGBTI, News article|Tags: |

  1969 Time Magazine Cover Story The Homosexual In America by David Badash on October 31, 2011 A controversial Time Magazine cover story, “The Homosexual In America,”, (October 31, 1969,) stated that greater tolerance of homosexuals might lead to less of them, as society would become less strident about what constitutes manliness. The piece also asked, “Is [...]

Pentecostal Church takes a stand for LGBTI people

By | 2017-06-08T04:19:43+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Categories: Media release|

A Pentecostal Church in Adelaide have announced they are breaking ties with their denomination in order to stand in solidarity with their LGBTI members, leaders and community. Activate Church, a member church of the over 1,1000 strong Australian Christian Churches (ACC) denomination (formerly Assemblies of God)  already had members of the LGBTI  community in leadership [...]

Pastor (Brad Chilcott) and church “LGBTI are welcome”

By | 2017-04-28T01:50:50+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Categories: Church, Video|

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending Activate Church in Adelaide to meet LGBTI members who serve in the church and hear Pastor Brad Chilcott publicly declare they are an affirming church.   Read the statement below and watch the video of the announcement and interview afterward with Anthony Venn-Brown, founder of Ambassadors & Bridge [...]

Walking Between Worlds Seminar

By | 2016-11-09T02:06:29+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Categories: Event|

Please register your interest for upcoming seminars HERE 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, [...]

The Church and Homosexuality #HiChurch – it’s time

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:23+00:00 September 24th, 2016|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church, Marriage Equality|Tags: |

The Church and homosexuality? What to do? A way forward? Whilst some Christian leaders have preached hatred and the media given oxygen to the fringe lunatics of Christendom, many others hoped if they just closed their eyes or buried their head in the sand, eventually the issue would go away. I've often said that the [...]