“Does that mean the work is over” they said

As we approach the end of our 10th financial year (EOFY), at Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI) we reflect on the progress we’ve made and the challenges that still lie ahead.

More than ever, we remain committed to our mission of creating a better world for LGBTQ+ individuals and that they are accepted, valued, and celebrated.

You will remember the amazing win we had in March this year when the NSW government passed legislation to ban conversion “therapy”. That win was actually the result of over 10 years awareness raising, education and 9 months of specifically focused work behind the scenes and more.

Someone recently said, “Does that mean your work is now over?”.

SHOCK!!! 😮 😮 😮.

“FAR FROM IT”, I replied.

Prejudice and discrimination continue to affect the lives of many LGBTQ+ individuals.

The recent drama with the Cumberland Council banning LGBTQ books in their libraries is a good example of attitudes and beliefs that sometimes exist below the surface and at other times are expressed militantly.

Cultural oppression, family coercion, where a person lives geographically, and if religion is involved remain some of the challenges for LGBTQ people to be themselves and live freely.

The data reveals the terrible impacts and even how life-threatening these pressures can be.

As we approach the end of the financial year, we are asking for your help to continue and expand our vital work.

How You Can Help

Your financial contribution is critical to our continued success. Donations over $2 are tax-deductible in Australia, providing you with the added benefit of a tax rebate.

Share our mission with your friends, family, and social networks.

The more people who know about ABBI, the greater our impact.

Donate Today and Make a Difference

At this EOFY, we urge you to consider making a donation to ABBI. Your support is more important than ever. To donate via bank transfer or credit card please visit our giving PORTAL HERE.

Other options (such as direct deposit to the ABBI account) are provided HERE.

Thank you for standing with us and for your continued commitment to building a more inclusive and compassionate world.

With heartfelt gratitude

Anthony Venn-Brown OAM

Founder and CEO

Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI)