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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 | 2016-11-08T01:48:22+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 [...]

I Have a Dream – marriage equality

By | 2017-05-05T01:25:23+00:00 September 11th, 2016|Categories: Church, Marriage Equality, News article|Tags: |

It’s 2031 and I just celebrated my 80th birthday.  That was a hoot. Great grandchildren and all. Of course we couldn’t have a party without playing the old disco classics. I really don’t get the music young people listen and dance to today. Give me “I will survive’ and “I am what I am” any [...]

A sobering message on World Suicide Prevention Day – LGBTI suicide

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:23+00:00 September 10th, 2016|Categories: Church, General, LGBTI|

Research demonstrates something I have been pointing out for many years now. That is, that LGBTI people of faith and religion experience the usual issues of resolving their sexuality or gender identity, coming out, finding their place in the community and learning what it means to live authentically in a predominately straight world. These things [...]

‘Welcoming, but not affirming’: being gay and Christian

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:23+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, News article|Tags: , |

‘Welcoming, but not affirming’: being gay and Christian August 30, 2016 1.11pm AEST on The Conversation Author Mark Jennings   Lecturer in Religious Studies, Murdoch University It may seem like LGBT people and conservative Christians inhabit two different worlds. But with 40% of same sex couples in Australia identifying as Christian, LGBT people are likely to [...]

Australian Anti-gay Group, Salt Shakers, to Close

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:23+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Categories: Media release|Tags: , |

The Salt Shakers, a right wing Christian organisation, has announced in a private letter to their supporters they will cease operations in Australia. The organisation,  like the Australian Christian Lobby, have been relentless in their opposition to anything LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)  including Mardi Gras, the Safe Schools programme, marriage equality and same sex [...]