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An Open Letter to Peter Madden (CDP)

By |2017-04-29T13:39:54+10:00February 7th, 2011|Categories: Church|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Dear Peter How big is that hole you are digging for yourself at the Christian Democratic Party headquarters? Your YouTube video “Heal Our Land - Stand for Righteousness”, calling for a shutdown of Mardi Gras ‘anarchy’, as you call it, has caused quite a stir. I am sure you were unaware of the backlash this [...]

2010: Another Great Year of Wins

By |2017-04-29T13:41:47+10:00January 9th, 2011|Categories: Media release|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It’s always good to sit down and evaluate what has been achieved over the year to ensure that you are on track. 2010 has been another full-on year and looking back certain themes have emerged, and I have become even more aware of how extensive and important this work has become. I hope that you [...]

Religious Gay Suicide – the visible, invisible and hidden (Part One)

By |2019-04-16T12:09:43+10:00October 26th, 2010|Categories: General, LGBTI|Tags: , , , , |

WHEN THE INVISIBLE BECOMES VISIBLE Recently, gay youth suicide reached the media landscape in an unprecedented way. Initially one suicide made headlines as a result of bullying then another then another till five names were regularly repeated. Within several weeks it had been reported that Seth Walsh, 13, hanged himself in his backyard. Asher Brown, [...]

Is my strategy working? How to end conversion therapy

By |2017-07-30T08:19:25+10:00July 1st, 2010|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |

For the last 10 years I’ve had a strategy. Possibly it’s working.Many of you will know that one of my goals is to work towards the day when ex-gay/reparative/conversion therapy ministries (who work with people with 'unwanted same sex attraction') will eventually cease to exist in Australia. My firm belief is that the enemy we [...]

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

By |2018-11-10T13:12:48+10:00November 29th, 2009|Categories: Conversion therapy|Tags: , , |

A presentation at the recent conference in Florida "Building Community to End the Harm Caused By Heterosexism & Reparative Therapy" 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 my homosexual orientation, I tried desperately to change through [...]

How Different My Life Would Have Been If…..

By |2017-04-29T14:11:54+10:00July 21st, 2008|Categories: A Life of Unlearning|Tags: , , , , , |

How Different My Life Would Have Been If........ Presented at 'Claiming our Space – Celebrating Our Diversity' Pitt St Uniting Church, Sydney. Sunday July 13, 2008 (Eve of World Youth Day and visit of Pope Benedict XVI) 1956 Martin Place, Sydney   If you'd like a PDF version of this speech for yourself or to distribute [...]

Straightened Out – Sun Herald 13.07.08

By |2018-03-21T17:26:33+10:00July 13th, 2008|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , , |

Page 8 Sun Herald 13 July 2008 Courses to ‘cure’ homosexuality are seen as following God’s will by some Christians, and a danger by others, writes ERIN O’DWYER. JON McNAMARA* came out of the closet when he was 21. For 15 years he lived a homosexual life and for five of those years was in a [...]

The 25 Most Influential Gay & Lesbian Australians

By |2019-04-16T16:19:36+10:00October 9th, 2007|Categories: A Life of Unlearning, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: , , |

In an Australian first, SameSame.com.au announced the 25 Most Influential Gay & Lesbian Australians at an event held at the Art Gallery of NSW. What have been nicknamed 'the Gaylies' by the mainstream media, the list comprised the likes of pop singer Darren Hayes, one of the greatest sportswomen that Australia has produced Hockeyroo Alyson [...]