About Anthony Venn-Brown OAM

Anthony Venn-Brown OAM, is one of Australia’s foremost commentators on faith and sexuality. His best-selling autobiography 'A Life of Unlearning – a preacher’s struggle with his homosexuality, church and faith', details his journey from being one of the first in the world to experience religious gay conversion therapy, becoming a married, high-profile preacher in Australia's growing mega-churches, such as Hillsong, to living as an openly gay man. Anthony was the co-founder and former leader of Freedom2b. He is an educator and consultant on LGBT/faith issues and leader in deconstructing the ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy myth. Anthony is the founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International. Anthony has been recognised on a number of occasions for his contribution and impact including being twice voted one of 'The 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians’ (2007 and 2009) and in June 2020 he was awarded the 'Order of Australia Medal' (OAM) for service to the LGBTIQ community.

LinkedIn Top LGBTQIA+ Voices: The 20 creators to follow in Australia

By |2022-03-25T09:56:58+11:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: General, Uncategorized|

LinkedIn Top LGBTQIA+ Voices: The 20 creators to follow in Australia Published on March 1, 2022 Photo: Getty Images LinkedIn News Australia 541,442 followers Following The inaugural LinkedIn LGBTQIA+ Voices list highlights 20 thought leaders within the Australian LGBTQIA+ community who are posting insightful content and shaping conversations around inclusion and diversity. The honourees in [...]

Citipointe Christian College stop it. Just stop it.

By |2022-02-01T16:00:23+11:00February 1st, 2022|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy|

Citipointe Christian College, in Brisbane, has done the unthinkable. The college has created a new enrolment contract which states, “We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including but not limited to adultery, fornication, homosexual acts, bisexual acts, bestiality, incest, paedophilia and pornography) is sinful and offensive to God and is destructive to human relationships [...]

World Suicide Prevention Day – a look at LGBTQ religious suicide

By |2021-09-11T13:13:20+10:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Church, General|

LGBTQ Religious Suicide Why we'll never be able to count the cost The higher risk of LGBTQ suicide, which includes ideation and attempts (See stats here), is well documented. But thoughts of suicide and attempts are much higher for LGBTQ people from faith backgrounds. Why? Research is now demonstrating something I have been pointing out [...]

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