Some people are too busy to help others. From time to time, I’ve been approached by media students to be interviewed for one of their projects. Sometimes it’s part of their final assessment. I’ve always been willing to help where I can. In our last newsletter I let you know about my presentation, “The LGBTI [...]
For many LGBTI Australians, tolerance has been the least they have experienced. Most though, have acceptance with their family, friends as well as workplace settings. Australia’s corporates and multi-nationals champion and celebrate diversity whilst homophobia is being stamped out in sport. We have a generation who essentially knew nothing of the horrors of imprisonment, institutionalisation, [...]
In June 1977, Harvey Milk gave a speech at a time when Christian conservatives were opposing every advancement for equality for LGBTI people. It is inspiring and still intensely relevant. "My name is Harvey Milk, and I’m here to recruit you. I’ve been saying this one for years. It’s a political joke. I can’t help [...]
Bon passed away today. Peter and Bon have loved each other for over 50 years and thanks to the anti-marriage equality crowd they were never able to officially tie the knot. When we see the love and commitment in relationships like Peter and Bon's, it totally mystifies the majority of Australian's why organisations such as [...]
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Three men with three very different stories and experiences of ex-gay, reparative or what has become known conversion therapy. Meet comedian and Gay Conversion School Drop Out Anthony Menchetti, author and gay Christian advocate Anthony Venn-Brown and former leader of Liberty Christian Ministries, Haydn Sennitt. Anthony Venn-Brown, details his 6 months in an ex-gay residential program, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]