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Events – Faith@WorldPride

By |2023-02-04T13:06:12+11:00January 27th, 2023|Categories: Church, Event, General|Tags: |

FAITH AT WORLD PRIDE Sydney is about to experience our annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on steroids. For 17 days, Sydney turns queer for Sydney World Pride. There will be parties, exhibitions, cultural events, discussions, our world famous parade, fair day, the Harbour Bridge will be closed for a Pride March and there will [...]

Transgender Dragonflies – Rev Josephine Inkpin

By |2022-12-29T12:52:34+11:00December 11th, 2022|Categories: Church, General, Speech, Video|Tags: |

Disgusting, abominable, and reprehensible are the politest words I can find to describe the behaviour of some conservative Christians. As gays and lesbians, we have endured decades of accusations, condemnation and lies about our supposed “lifestyles”, lifespans, and the quality of our relationships. We’ve been labelled evil, perverts, deviates, abominations and child molesters. AIDS, [...]

The YMCA and LGBT – thank you

By |2022-12-29T13:37:28+11:00September 18th, 2022|Categories: General|

The YMCA and LGBT – thank you I was the Secretary General of the World Alliance of YMCAs 2011 – 2018. One of the potentially divisive challenges of those years was the LGBT – issue. Being an ordained minister of the Lutheran Church of Norway, I was passionate about the need for justice and [...]

LGBTQ PEOPLE OF FAITH – visibility and a place at the table

By |2022-12-29T14:22:35+11:00September 15th, 2022|Categories: Gay Christian, General|

LGBTQ PEOPLE OF FAITH Giving them visibility and a place at the table Background: In 2004, I had my first book launch. It was upstairs at the Midnight Shift Nightclub with about 350 people attending. The majority of those people had never been to a gay venue previously. It was a very exciting evening……all [...]

Why I chose NOT to be a “gay activist”

By |2022-08-13T22:54:16+10:00May 4th, 2022|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, General|

Walking home alone, after speaking at my first gay rights rally in 2005. I couldn’t understand why I felt so empty and deflated.  It wasn’t that I didn’t have the skills to communicate with a crowd. As a high-profile preacher in Australia’s Pentecostal world, I used to preach to congregations in their 1,000s every weekend. [...]

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

By |2022-08-01T19:49:35+10:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: General, News article|

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 [...]

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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