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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 [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

‘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 [...]

Pray away the gay conversion therapy still takes place in Australia

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:24+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article|Tags: , |

'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 [...]

Push to outlaw gay conversion therapy in the US should be mirrored in Australia

By | 2016-06-07T08:39:34+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article|

Push to outlaw gay conversion therapy in the US should be mirrored in Australia, gay rights group says By Isabella Higgins - Updated 27 Jul 2015, 3:58pm Listen online A gay rights group in Australia is pushing for psychiatric therapies designed to convert people to heterosexuality to be outlawed as a bill is put before [...]