Anthony has a long history as a powerful and natural communicator.

Summary

Anthony has a long history as a powerful and natural communicator. His presentations are informative and inspiring, interspersed with a natural sense of humour.

Audiences quickly realise Anthony’s credibility comes from not only being knowledgeable and well researched about the LGBTQ+ community, experience and history but also a profound personal experience.

As a respected LGBTQ+ community leader, a communicator, and highly experienced, Anthony is often called upon to speak at conferences and be a panel participant. He has  presented at a variety of conferences around Australia, the UK, USA and Asia.

Who for?

  • LGBTQ+ & ally events
  • Dinners
  • Schools
  • Corporate and
  • Special events
  • LGBTQ+ conferences
  • Human Rights Conferences
  • LGBTQ+ Religious and Interfaith Conferences
  • Mental Health Professional Conferences
  • Diversity and Inclusion Conferences
  • Religious Conferences
  • Personal Development Conferences

Areas Covered

  • Anthony speaks on a range of topical and relevant issues to each audience.

What have others said?

Ross Murray, GLAAD Institute, New York, USA.

Ross Murray 
Vice President, GLAAD Media Institute
New York USA

“Anthony approaches his advocacy and leadership work with extreme care and concern for the parties he’s working with. He understands the sensitivities of people who are coming from different backgrounds, mindsets, and worldviews.

He has been honest with others about the ways in which he’s struggled, turning those into learning opportunities for others. I consistently see Anthony investing in others, helping them to succeed and celebrating their wins with them.

He is a guide, helping people discover and move into their own potential. I highly recommend working with Anthony for speaking, coaching, and consulting.”

Manda Hatter (She/Her) Head of Operations & Founder ABC Pride at Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Manda Hatter 
Head of Operations & Founder ABC Pride at Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

The ABC has been acknowledged as a Gold Employer, Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards

“I heard Anthony Venn-Brown speak at the Human Rights Conference for Sydney World Pride. The audience loved him. His honesty in detailing his struggles and triumphs connects with the audience on an emotional level, and one which engages those listening.”

Manda Hatter:

  • Deloitte’s 50 Outstanding LGBTI Leaders (2018)
  • Former President of Dykes on Bikes (2014 – 2016)
  • Winner of ACON’s Community Organisation Award 2015.
Anthony Venn-Brown OAM (he/him) | Founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI).

Anthony Venn-Brown OAM (he/him) | Founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI).

As an ambassador for his community, Anthony speaks to a wider audience about gay and lesbian community issues by providing a comfortable space where people can ask the often-unasked questions. Anthony’s presentations are informative, entertaining, and inspiring. Audiences quickly realise he is well-informed and speaks from profound personal experience.

In recognition of his work, Anthony was twice voted one of The 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians (2007 & 2009) and was one of four finalists for the 2011 ACON Community Hero Award. In 2012,  the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association awarded Anthony Life Membership for Outstanding Service to the LGBTI Community. In 2015 he was the winner of ACON’s Health and Wellbeing Award for over 20 years of providing leadership and support for LGBTI people of faith and working to bring ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy practices and organisations to an end in Australia. In June 2020 Anthony was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for service to the LGBTIQ community.