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Autobiography – A Life of Unlearning

By |2021-06-05T13:56:10+10:00June 2nd, 2021|Categories: A Life of Unlearning|

A Life of Unlearning - a preacher's struggle with his homosexuality, church and faith. “Human stories, like the one in these pages, play a part in advancing understanding and acceptance. It is the story of a quest to find not only self-acceptance but one of the most powerful forces in nature—human love…” – The Hon. [...]

ABC Conversations Podcast – Anthony Venn-Brown

By |2021-06-05T18:08:00+10:00June 2nd, 2021|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Audio, Conversion therapy, Mixed Orientation Marriage|

One of Australia's most popular podcasts, ABC's Conversations, interviews Anthony Venn-Brown OAM about his Life of Unlearning. Discovering he was gay in the 1960s was frightening. Homosexuality was a criminal offence and mental health professionals were attempting to cure gay men and lesbians. In 1969 Anthony turned to God for help, became a born-again Christian, [...]

Sacred Texts and LGBTQ – an interfaith trialogue

By |2021-06-02T12:34:39+10:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Church, Event|

Why do LGBTQ people of faith experience inner conflict? What about the sacred texts? How does one resolve their faith and LGBTQ identity? About this event Don't miss this fascinating webinar with internationally famous gay Imam, Muhsin Hendricks, Australian former high-profile Pentecostal preacher, Anthony Venn-Brown, and Jewish Bar Mitzvah teacher and Radical Faerie, Kim Gotlieb. [...]

The Ideas Digest Podcast digs deep with Anthony Venn-Brown

By |2021-06-01T00:43:54+10:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Audio, Conversion therapy|

The Ideas Digest podcast is about understanding the people we disagree with & humanising our enemy. It humanises controversial ideas by learning about where we found them and how they change us. Whether they be religious, political, taboo or politically incorrect. On 21st March I did two things I've never done before. Firstly, I did an [...]

I was a Teenage Fundamentalist

By |2021-05-22T17:53:10+10:00May 22nd, 2021|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Audio|

In the 1980s and 90s, B and T, hosts of the "I was a Teenage Fundamentalist" podcast, were members of large Pentecostal churches in Australia. In these podcasts, these two GenXers, look back on these years to contextualise, deconstruct and ask, “WTF were we thinking and how does this impact who we are now?” This [...]

Honey I’m gay – I am gay in a straight marriage

By |2021-05-20T13:42:40+10:00May 20th, 2021|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Mixed Orientation Marriage, Video|Tags: , , |

I am gay in a straight marriage People find themselves in these situations because of a number of factors. These are, where a person lives geographically, family or society pressure, the culture you come from, the influence of religion or even the belief that getting married like "normal" people do will solve your "problem". It [...]

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia #IDAHOBIT

By |2021-05-17T14:17:26+10:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: General|

Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia  #IDAHOBIT What do people actually have to fear from sexuality and gender diverse individuals? And how is fear translated into hatred and violence? Here are some relevant articles for you to read and share. How many times have you heard someone say ‘I’m not homophobic but’ [...]

Conversion “therapy” – a family’s lament

By |2021-04-05T18:15:20+10:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Conversion therapy|

We fell for the 'conversion therapy' lie. No other family should be given the chance Opinion: This pseudoscience, rejected by every notable professional medical association, brought our son to the brink of suicide and almost tore our family apart. Glen Traasdahl opinion contributor Feb. 27 2021 on AZCentral No parent wants to harm their child, [...]

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