STAFF WRITERS — APRIL 20, 2008 The Westboro Baptist Church may think God hates fags, but not all Christians agree. This year 100 clergymen from all over Australia made a formal apology to gays and lesbians for the way they’ve been treated by the churches, and marched with us in the Mardi Gras Parade. Michael Hercock, the [...]
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On Saturday the 1st of March 2008, at the 30th Anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, 35 Christian Ministers from the 100 Revs group joined the parade to say sorry to the GLBT community. Many more would have marched, but once denominational heads discovered who had put their names to the apology, [...]
If every person who originally put their names down marched then there would have been 100 ministers marching in the Mardi Gras Parade, as an act of contrition. But as soon ecclesiastical and denominational hierarchies knew who was involved they threatened to excommunicate/defrock those who participated. For some, with families, mortgages etc to support the [...]
As the 30th Anniversary of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras quickly approaches, the 100 Revs project has generated a great deal of controversy. Initially conceived 12 months ago, the 100 Revs, is a group of Christian Ministers who are signing a formal apology to the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) community, which states, amongst [...]
In an act of reconciliation that demonstrates times are changing, Australian Christian Ministers are signing a document which says sorry to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and at least 100 representatives are marching in this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras parade to show it’s not just words. “This wonderful act reminds me of the [...]
The '100 Revs' Statement Saturday, February 2, 2008 As ministers of various churches and denominations we recognise that the churches we belong to, and the church in general, have not been places of welcome for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people. Indeed the church has often been profoundly unloving toward the GLBT community. For [...]
CEO Annual Report 2022 Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI) is committed to ending the unnecessary suffering caused by ignorance and misinformation about sexual orientation and gender identity. Our mission is to create understanding, acceptance and a better world for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) people. We do this by empowering community members, [...]
Looking for something to watch? Recently we have been building up the resources on our YouTube Channel Here are 7 newbies to watch and share. Yes, you will want to share some of these for sure. Dad's Coming Out - 60 Minutes: Once "gay" was just an adjective that meant happy. Now, for most of [...]
The Church and homosexuality? What to do? A way forward? Whilst some Christian leaders have preached hatred and the media given oxygen to the fringe lunatics of Christendom, many others hoped if they just closed their eyes or buried their head in the sand, eventually the issue would go away. I've often said that the [...]
Some reading this weren't even born in 1978 when Mardi Gras was birthed amidst protest and police brutality. The first Mardi Gras and subsequent marches highlighted the inequalities and discrimination that LGBTI people live with daily. Considering the raft of laws now changed and introduced, are pride parades such as Mardi Gras still relevant? Opposition [...]