IDAHOT 2106 Four factors

By | May 17th, 2016|Church, LGBTI|

IDAHOT - International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. We often think of homophobia  existing  in others. Only straight people are homophobic. But for years, many of us suffered from internalized homophobia. Even coming out does not automatically deal with the damage years of negative conditioning has created. For some it continues to play havoc with [...]

Dr Laura Schlessinger – Leviticus

By | March 15th, 2016|Church, Gay Christian|

Dr Laura Schlessinger is an American conservative talk radio host known for her straight talking and '"tough love" approach. Her radio program consists mainly of her responses to callers' requests for personal advice. One might call it Dear Abbey meets shock jock. When Dr Laura Schlessinger caused so much controversy  by stating on her radio [...]

Is Mardi Gras still relevant ?

By | March 4th, 2016|LGBTI|

Some reading this weren't even born in 1978 when Mardi Gras was birthed amidst protest and police brutality. The first Mardi Gras and subsequent marches highlighted the inequalities and discrimination that LGBTI people live with daily. Considering the raft of laws now changed and introduced, are pride parades such as Mardi Gras still relevant? Opposition [...]

Pray away the gay conversion therapy still takes place in Australia

By | February 29th, 2016|Conversion therapy, News article|

'Pray away the gay'- conversion therapy still takes place in Australia Tessa Hoffman | 29 February, 2016 | A crackdown on ‘gay conversion’ therapists raises questions about how widespread the practice still is. Australian Doctor investigates. When, as a teenager, Paul Martin (pictured above) discovered he was attracted to other young men, it sent him [...]

Sexual orientation change efforts within religious contexts

By | November 18th, 2015|Conversion therapy|

Sensoria - A Journal of Mind, Brain, and Culture Special edition on Gender and Sexuality Sexual orientation change efforts within religious contexts: A personal account of the battle to heal homosexuals Anthony Venn-Brown Abstract Societies where ignorance and misinformation about sexuality and gender identity abounds have been breeding grounds for much harm to lesbian, gay, [...]