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Why have an International Transgender Day of Remembrance?

By |2019-11-20T13:26:16+11:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: General, LGBTI|

The International Transgender Day of Remembrance, is a day to memorialize transgender people who have been murdered because of transphobia and raise awareness on the needs and challenges faced by  the trans and gender diverse communities. Please have a look at these statistics. Stigma and extreme violence against trans and gender-diverse people are a global reality. Religious groups [...]

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 [...]

ABBI’s Top 10 2018

By |2018-12-31T18:06:26+11:00December 30th, 2018|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, Church, Conversion therapy, General, LGBTI|

How would you describe the work of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI) in a sentence? If you had things like education, information, dispelling myths about sexual orientation and gender identity, overcoming ignorance or counteracting false religious beliefs about LGBTI people and our community you’d be right. (If you are not sure of our mission [...]

IDAHOT 2018 – Homophobia and Transphobia – what’s to fear

By |2018-05-17T19:58:33+10:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Church, General, LGBTI|

Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) Have you ever wondered what 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. Homophobia just doesn’t exist in others, it exists in LGBTI [...]

KILLING US, DRIVING US CRAZY

By |2019-03-20T22:31:44+11:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: Church, Conversion therapy, Gay Christian, LGBTI, LGBTI Therapy|

KILLING US, DRIVING US CRAZY The experience of LGBTI people from faith backgrounds  Presented at The National LGBTI Health in Difference Conference 11-13 April 2018, Sydney, Australia     Summary: Over the last 18 years, Anthony Venn-Brown has been collating the stories of LGBTI people from Christian backgrounds. The sources have been 400 [...]

Why do you have GAY PRIDE celebrations?

By |2018-02-28T14:33:58+11:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: LGBTI|

Everyone has an opinion about a Pride March such as the annual Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras; often very strong opinions. Predictably, conservative Christians condemn it. Rev Fred Nile, leader of the Christian Democratic Party regularly condemns it. In March 2007 his media release read, “I call upon Anthony Venn-Brown and these marchers to [...]

What happened before for the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

By |2018-03-07T08:27:00+11:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: LGBTI, Speech|

A brief history lesson about what lead up to Australia’s first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1978 This presentation was given at Rainbow Reflections, a Mardi Gras event, hosted by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association and Lander and Rogers Lawyers 22nd February 2018 In our world today we self identify with [...]

New research confirms my initial observations on faith/sexuality conflict

By |2019-01-03T17:17:35+11:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: Church, LGBTI, LGBTI Therapy|

In 2006, after receiving over 2,000 emails from readers of A Life of Unlearning a pattern began to  become clear of the impacts faith/sexuality conflict was having on LGBT people from Christian backgrounds. BACKGROUND OBSERVATIONS: LGBT people from faith and religious backgrounds experience the usual issues of resolution, coming out, finding their place in the [...]