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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

More on Orlando

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:23+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Categories: Church, General, LGBTI|

It's been an emotional morning. I find myself moving in and out of tears today as I think of the horror of over 50 people massacred in the Orlando gay nightclub, Pulse. And with so many shocking injuries, the death toll could rise. Our gay venues have been places of safety, refuge and celebration. These [...]

Homophobia – 4 factors – internal and external

By | 2017-05-17T00:29:05+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Categories: Church, LGBTI, Video|Tags: |

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 [...]

Azusa Street – Jesus Revolution – Rainbow Revival

By | 2017-04-27T00:48:33+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, LGBTI|

Those who know Pentecostal history well, know it began 110 years ago in Los Angeles and was called the Azusa Street Revival. The impact of the Pentecostal movement on Christianity was tantamount to that of the reformation in the 16th century. From very, very humble beginnings in 1906, today one out of every four Christians [...]