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IDAHOBIT 2024 International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia

By |2024-05-17T11:32:20+10:00May 17th, 2024|Categories: General|

The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) is commemorated annually on May 17th. This day serves as a global platform to raise awareness about the violence and discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ communities worldwide. Established in 2004, IDAHOBIT coincides with the World Health Organisation's decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a [...]

Cumberland Council – sanity prevails

By |2024-05-16T17:15:12+10:00May 16th, 2024|Categories: General|

For the last two weeks, the Cumberland Council found itself embroiled in a contentious debate surrounding a ban on books depicting same-sex parents in its libraries. However, last night, the council voted 12:2 to reverse the ban following a vigorous late-night meeting. I mentioned in my last newsletter/post that “three councillors were absent; which makes [...]

Carlton Pearson – can a Pentecostal megachurch preacher become LGBTQ affirming?

By |2023-11-29T10:56:12+11:00November 28th, 2023|Categories: Church, General|

Carlton Pearson, famous Pentecostal megachurch preacher and one of the original televangelists, passed away last week at 70. So young. I had the delight of spending a day with the man in 2013. I had hoped to reconnect when I next visited Tulsa. Sadly, that will never happen now. He’s left an inspiring legacy; Pentecostal [...]

Michael Voris, anti-gay Catholic, resigns under a cloud

By |2024-02-25T15:04:04+11:00November 22nd, 2023|Categories: Church, General|

UPDATE: Told you so https://www.washingtonpost.com/style/media/2024/02/24/michael-voris-church-militant-shirtless-selfies/ Michael Voris, the founder of the disgusting right wing Catholic organisation, The Church Militant, has resigned. The press release didn’t give any details except that Voris “has been asked to resign for breaching the Church Militant morality clause. The board has accepted his resignation.” The organisation was reluctant to give [...]

ABBI’s 10-Year Anniversary Greetings and Congratulations Videos 2

By |2024-05-05T15:42:19+10:00November 16th, 2023|Categories: Event, General, Video|Tags: |

Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI) celebrated its 10-year anniversary recently with a Gala Dinner at the Novotel Sydney Central. Greetings and congratulations came in from LGBTQ and faith leaders around Australia and the world. VIDEO 2: Pastor Rob Buckingham - Senior Minister, Bayside Church, Melbourne Todd Ferrell - former President of [...]

ABBI’s 10-Year Anniversary Greetings and Congratulations Videos 1

By |2024-05-05T15:42:43+10:00November 16th, 2023|Categories: Event, General, Video|Tags: |

Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI) celebrated its 10-year anniversary recently with a Gala Dinner at the Novotel Sydney Central. Greetings and congratulations came in from LGBTQ and faith leaders around Australia and the world. VIDEO 1: Derek Bell -Board Member Ian Green OBE - former President of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders [...]

Greetings from Michael Kirby AC CMG for #abbi10

By |2024-05-05T15:43:01+10:00November 10th, 2023|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Correspondence, Event, General|Tags: |

Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI) celebrated its 10-year anniversary recently with a Gala Dinner at the Novotel Sydney Central. Greetings and congratulations came in from LGBTQ and faith leaders from around Australia and the world. The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG send this message in his absence. "I remember meeting and talking with Anthony [...]

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