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New research confirms my initial observations on faith/sexuality conflict

By |2020-10-26T11:03:32+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 became 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 community and [...]

Your marriage equality survival guide during the ‘debate’ (from a survivor)

By |2017-09-30T23:43:36+10:00September 18th, 2017|Categories: General, LGBTI, Marriage Equality, Video|

For many LGBTI Australians, tolerance has been the least they have experienced. Most though, have acceptance with their family, friends as well as workplace settings. Australia’s corporates and multi-nationals champion and celebrate diversity whilst homophobia is being stamped out in sport. We have a generation who essentially knew nothing of the horrors of imprisonment, institutionalisation, [...]

GAY LIFESTYLE – What is the gay lifestyle?

By |2020-12-19T12:06:27+11:00September 15th, 2017|Categories: General, LGBTI|

The term gay lifestyle is frequently used in Christian circles. Apparently straight people have ‘lives’ but gay people have ‘lifestyles’. Most people who use the term don’t realise just how offensive it is to the majority of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) people. ‘Hillsong Church welcomes ALL people but does not affirm all lifestyles. [...]

A sobering message on World Suicide Prevention Day #WSPD – LGBT suicide

By |2017-09-09T23:31:42+10:00September 9th, 2017|Categories: Church, LGBTI|

For some time now we have known about the higher risk of LGBT suicide which includes ideation and attempts  (See stats here) but thoughts of and attempts to suicide are much higher for LGBT people from faith backgrounds. I am glad to see now that research is demonstrating something I have been pointing out for [...]

Survivor Tips – Your Postal Survey Survivor Guide (from a survivor)

By |2021-01-24T19:09:49+11:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: General, LGBTI, LGBTI Therapy, Marriage Equality|Tags: |

Survivor Tips (from a survivor) It has just been announced that Australia's marriage equality postal survey is going ahead. For many LGBTI Australians, tolerance has been the least they have experienced. Most though, have acceptance with their family, friends as well as workplace settings. Australia’s corporates and multi-nationals actually champion and celebrate diversity. Homophobia is [...]

It’s really about the love

By |2017-08-21T23:55:37+10:00August 6th, 2017|Categories: Church, LGBTI, Marriage Equality|

When Mel White, founder of Soulforce was on Larry King Live, a caller asked what Mel and his partner did in bed. Larry King hung up on the caller for being rude, but Mel White answered anyway. “What do we do in bed? We’ve been together for 24 years—we sleep.” Larry replied. “Yes when these [...]

Gay Partner and Straight Partner – two separate journeys

By |2019-01-03T17:19:43+11:00July 8th, 2017|Categories: LGBTI, LGBTI Therapy, Mixed Orientation Marriage|

Gay Partner and Straight Partner Two Separate Journeys  by Anthony Venn-Brown Introduction A mixed orientation marriage (MOM) is where one partner is heterosexual and the other is same-sex-oriented (gay or lesbian) or bi-sexual. The situation we find ourselves in is not usually one of intentional deception. (In some cultures, families and geographical areas this may [...]

Harvey Milk 1977 ‘Give them hope’ speech still relevant

By |2017-06-03T09:45:19+10:00June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Church, LGBTI, Speech, Video|

In June 1977, Harvey Milk gave a speech at a time when Christian conservatives were opposing every advancement for equality for LGBTI people. It is inspiring and still intensely relevant. "My name is Harvey Milk, and I’m here to recruit you. I’ve been saying this one for years. It’s a political joke. I can’t help [...]

IDAHOT 2017 Understanding homophobia and how to destroy it

By |2017-05-17T01:30:27+10:00May 17th, 2017|Categories: Church, General, LGBTI|Tags: |

Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) Here are some relevant articles for you to read and share. Homophobia just doesn’t exist in others, it exists in LGBTI people as well. This article talks about the 4 main factors that create it. READ Homophobia - 4 factors - internal and external How many [...]

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