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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 [...]

The LGBTI community and the Christian Church – dispelling the myths and bridging the gap

By |2018-01-24T14:32:12+11:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Church, Speech|

Melbourne Town Hall, 12-13 January 2018 Presentation by Anthony Venn-Brown Founder and CEO Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International The LGBTI community and the Christian Church – dispelling the myths and bridging the gap Challenging conversations As a preacher in Australia’s megachurches I always had captive audiences. People were highly motivated to be there. I was [...]

Harvey Milk 1977 ‘Give them hope’ speech still relevant

By |2017-06-03T09:45:19+11:00June 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 [...]

What the Bible really says about homosexuality (Part 2)

By |2017-05-18T00:51:52+11:00April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Audio, Church, Gay Christian, Speech|Tags: , |

Homosexuality, Christianity and the Church (Part 2) What does the Bible really say about homosexuality To download audio, right click here and save. You can download the PDF transcript HERE. Founder of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International, Anthony Venn-Brown, was the first openly gay man invited to speak in an Australian evangelical bible [...]

Homosexuality, Christianity and the Church (Part 1)

By |2017-05-01T04:21:40+11:00April 1st, 2017|Categories: Audio, Church, Gay Christian, Speech|Tags: , |

Homosexuality, Christianity and the Church (Part 1) Getting a few things clear first.   To download audio, right click here and save. You can download the PDF  transcript HERE. Founder of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International, Anthony Venn-Brown, was the first openly gay man invited to speak in an Australian evangelical bible college. [...]

National Faith and Marriage Equality Forum

By |2016-12-14T12:43:32+11:00November 19th, 2016|Categories: Church, Gay Christian, Marriage Equality, Speech|Tags: , |

National Faith and Marriage Equality Forum Parliament House, Canberra (NB: In the video I mention Impact Church Adelaide. This was meant to be Activate Church. It has been corrected in the text below)                 Dr Gavriel Ansara (Rosh Pinah: An Affirming Orthodox Jewish Network),  Rev Dr Peter Catt [...]

The church and homosexuality -the challenges in Christian churches and contexts

By |2017-03-25T23:37:24+11:00February 27th, 2014|Categories: Church, General, Speech|Tags: , |

This presentation was initially given at A Different Conversation Conference  27 February - 1 March 2014 L to R Anthony Venn-Brown, Rev Rod Bower, Rev Matt Glover Introduction I is a challenge. A huge challenge. Of all the things that I have done I think working in the space of shifting the churches understanding of [...]

LGBTI PEOPLE OF FAITH & RELIGION (Presentation)

By |2019-05-15T14:45:26+11:00May 1st, 2010|Categories: Speech, Training|

Health in Difference – Doing Diversity 7th National LGBTI Health Conference Mercure Hotel, Sydney, 29th April – 1st May 2010 LGBTI PEOPLE OF FAITH & RELIGION An Emerging Group In Our Community The Issues They Face & Specific Needs Anthony Venn-Brown © Anthony Venn-Brown Since 2004, when my autobiography 'A Life of Unlearning' was released, [...]

Australia’s Ex-gay World – the clock is ticking

By |2018-11-10T13:15:49+11:00November 20th, 2009|Categories: Conversion therapy, Speech|Tags: , , |

Australia's Ex-gay World - the clock is ticking Presentation at the "Building Community to End the Harm Caused By Heterosexism & Reparative Therapy" Palm Beach Florida 20-22 November 2009 Sponsored by Soulforce, Truth Wins Out, the National Black Justice Coalition, Beyond Ex-Gay, Box Turtle Bulletin, and Equality Florida Background Believing that God would never accept [...]