Who invented the word homophobia and why

By |2018-03-24T01:20:14+11:00March 25th, 2017|Categories: General, LGBTI, News article|Tags: |

How Homophobia Became a Word BY DR. GEORGE WEINBERG May of 1965. A small group of daring revolutionaries rented the auditorium of the Barbizon Hotel in Midtown Manhattan for a meeting of the East Coast Homophile Organization —a name that does not resonate today –– but the group was one that changed the course of [...]

“Doctor, Am I Gay?” A Primer on Sexual Identities

By |2019-01-03T17:20:45+11:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: LGBTI, LGBTI Therapy, News article|

“Doctor, Am I Gay?” A Primer on Sexual Identities Psychiatric Times October 28, 2016 | Gender Issues, Cultural Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Social Behavior By Jack Drescher, MD It is not unusual for patients to seek consultation with psychiatrists and other mental health professionals with questions about their sexuality. These questions can arise irrespective of age, gender, [...]

Time Magazine Cover Story 1969: The Homosexual In America

By |2018-03-24T01:21:43+11:00October 31st, 2016|Categories: LGBTI, News article|Tags: |

  1969 Time Magazine Cover Story The Homosexual In America by David Badash on October 31, 2011 A controversial Time Magazine cover story, “The Homosexual In America,”, (October 31, 1969,) stated that greater tolerance of homosexuals might lead to less of them, as society would become less strident about what constitutes manliness. The piece also asked, “Is [...]

A sobering message on World Suicide Prevention Day – LGBTI suicide

By |2016-11-08T01:48:23+11:00September 10th, 2016|Categories: Church, General, LGBTI|

Research demonstrates something I have been pointing out for many years now. That is, that LGBTI people of faith and religion experience the usual issues of resolving their sexuality or gender identity, coming out, finding their place in the community and learning what it means to live authentically in a predominately straight world. These things [...]

More on Orlando

By |2016-11-08T01:48:23+11:00June 13th, 2016|Categories: Church, General, LGBTI|

It's been an emotional morning. I find myself moving in and out of tears today as I think of the horror of over 50 people massacred in the Orlando gay nightclub, Pulse. And with so many shocking injuries, the death toll could rise. Our gay venues have been places of safety, refuge and celebration. These [...]

Homophobia – 4 factors – internal and external

By |2017-05-17T00:29:05+10:00May 17th, 2016|Categories: Church, LGBTI, Video|Tags: |

IDAHOT - International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. We often think of homophobia  existing  in others. Only straight people are homophobic. But for years, many of us suffered from internalized homophobia. Even coming out does not automatically deal with the damage years of negative conditioning has created. For some it continues to play havoc with [...]

Azusa Street – Jesus Revolution – Rainbow Revival

By |2019-05-21T11:23:41+10:00April 12th, 2016|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, LGBTI|

Those who know Pentecostal history well, know it began 110 years ago in Los Angeles and was called the Azusa Street Revival. The impact of the Pentecostal movement on Christianity was tantamount to that of the reformation in the 16th century. From very, very humble beginnings in 1906, today one out of every four Christians [...]

Is Mardi Gras still relevant ?

By |2020-02-12T17:31:03+11:00March 4th, 2016|Categories: LGBTI|Tags: |

Some reading this weren't even born in 1978 when Mardi Gras was birthed amidst protest and police brutality. The first Mardi Gras and subsequent marches highlighted the inequalities and discrimination that LGBTI people live with daily. Considering the raft of laws now changed and introduced, are pride parades such as Mardi Gras still relevant? Opposition [...]

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