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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, [...]

It will take more than policy to ban gay conversion therapy (Crikey)

By |2019-04-10T16:58:51+10:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|

It will take more than policy to ban gay conversion therapy History has taught us that churches have been able to move dramatically on social issues. Eradicating gay conversion therapy will take pressure and a lot of faith. CHARLIE LEWIS FEB 15, 2019 The Andrews’ government announcement that “gay conversion therapy” would be banned was [...]