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Anthony Venn-Brown

About Anthony Venn-Brown

Anthony Venn-Brown 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 occassions for his contribution and impact including being twice voted one of 'The 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians’.

Hey Jesus

By |2019-08-22T15:04:41+10:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, Video|

Hey Jesus, by Trey Pearson, captures, in a touching and moving way, the questions and moments that so many LGBTQ people from Pentecostal and Evangelical backgrounds know so intimately. To have a better understanding of what that is like read this resource we have HERE. Of course the answer to the question is are resounding [...]

Marty Sampson and the spiritual journey

By |2019-08-17T21:39:59+10:00August 17th, 2019|Categories: Church, General|Tags: |

Hillsong's Marty Sampson has shaken up the Pentecostal and Evangelical worlds by declaring on social media his faith is on shaky ground. This is familiar territory for many of us, especially if we are LGBTI from that background. Some years back, I came across an incredibly insightful article 'Stages of Faith - A Map for [...]

A willy in a bottom

By |2019-08-06T11:52:55+10:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Church, General|

Anthony: Hi I’m Anthony and I’m gay. Church leader: Hi, I’m Joel. Why do you have to say you’re gay? I don’t feel the need to announce I’m heterosexual. Anthony: Well I was thinking of coming to your church and I know that churches like yours have been anti-gay. It’s my way of checking if [...]

World Pride, Stonewall50 and TQTCQ Report Evening

By |2019-07-08T11:35:53+10:00July 7th, 2019|Categories: Event|

Last month's World Pride events in NYC drew millions of people from all over the world. This celebration also  marked the 50 year anniversary of the Stonewall uprising; considered by many to be the Rosa Parks moment of today's LGBTI rights movement. Founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International, Anthony Venn-Brown, has just [...]

Think you know about Stonewall? Stonewall fact check

By |2019-07-16T22:10:08+10:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: General, LGBTI|

Yesterday I attended an amazing conference, OutLaws 2019, organised by Thomson Reuters here in New York. The invitation said: "At a moment when civil rights and public interest face considerable challenges at home and abroad, OutLaws 2019 is a timely and provocative program inviting LGBTQ professionals, allies, influencers and leaders to come together and help [...]

Happy Pride 2019 (LGBTI Pride Quotes)

By |2019-06-08T20:37:45+10:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: LGBTI|

LGBTI Pride Quotes “Every single courageous act of coming out chips away at the curse of homophobia. Most importantly it's destroyed within yourself, and that one act creates the potential for its destruction where it exists in friends, family and society.” Anthony Venn-Brown "I am always amazed how powerful that three letter word 'gay' can [...]

Hillsong and conversion therapy – what really happened

By |2019-03-26T01:22:21+10:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

Do you know about the recent Hillsong drama? It involved Chris Pratt, a Hillsong-attending award winning actor, famous for his roles in “The Lego Movie,” “Jurassic World,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” Ellen Page, multi-award winning Canadian actress who is a declared atheist and been an out and proud lesbian since 2014. Pastor Brian Houston, [...]