Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI) celebrated its 10-year anniversary recently with a Gala Dinner at the Novotel Sydney Central. Greetings and congratulations came in from LGBTQ and faith leaders around Australia and the world.


  1. Derek Bell -Board Member
  2. Ian Green OBE – former President of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI)
  3. Jason Tuazon McCheyne – CEO The Equality Project
  4. Johan Vilhelm Eltvik – Former Secretary General of Global YMCA
  5. Rev Josephine McDonnell Inkpin – Minister of Pitt Street Uniting Church and Chairperson of Equal Voices
  6. Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli AM – researcher, lecturer, author and founding member of Australian LGBTIQ+ Multicultural Council
  7. Mark and Nicole Conner – Nicole – Board Member, Mark – speaker, author, coach. Both – former Pastors of CityLife Church, Melbourne
  8. Nick Parkhill – CEO of ACON
  9. Nicky Bath – CEO LGBTQ+ Health Australia
  10. Ro Allen – Commissioner, Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission
  11. Kaye Bradshaw – LGBTIQ+ Inclusion Lead at Uniting Vic. Tas.

You can also watch Video 2 HERE with:

  1. Pastor Rob Buckingham – Senior Minister, Bayside Church, Melbourne
  2. Todd Ferrell – former President of The Evangelical Network (TEN)
  3. Anna Brown – CEO Equality Australia
  4. Chad Nico Hiu – Senior Vice President of Strategy, Equity and Impact, YMCA, San Francisco
  5. Ross Murray – Vice President of GLAAD Media Institute USA
  6. Dawn Hough – Director of ACON’s Pride and Inclusion Programs
  7. Mike Hercock – Founder of the 100 Revs

And don’t forget the greeting from The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG

Can you help?

As mentioned by these national and international leaders, the impact of ABBI’s efforts has been profound, transforming lives and even saving them. For ABBI to continue our mission to create a better world for LGBTQ people, we need YOUR support. One way to do this is to join the #ABBIfamily. Make a regular weekly or monthly contribution for as little as $5. Make your tax-deductible contribution HERE  (click weekly or monthly).

You’ll find out more about the #ABBIfamily and other ways to support, on our GET INVOLVED page.