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Why do you have GAY PRIDE celebrations?

By |2020-03-03T14:27:55+11:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: LGBTI|Tags: |

Everyone has an opinion about a Pride March such as the annual Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras; often very strong opinions. Predictably, conservative Christians condemn it. Rev Fred Nile, leader of the Christian Democratic Party regularly condemns it. In March 2007 his media release read, “I call upon Anthony Venn-Brown and these marchers to [...]

What happened before for the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

By |2020-02-12T17:30:42+11:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: LGBTI, Speech|Tags: |

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 [...]

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 [...]

Never before in Australia – homosexuality, gender indentity and Christianity

By |2017-04-29T12:30:55+10:00February 20th, 2014|Categories: Event|Tags: , , , |

Never before in Australia has such a broad range of people come together to discuss homosexuality, gender identity and Christianity. A Different Conversation provides a respectful space to talk about LGBT people both in and out of the church in order to bring greater understanding. A Different Conversation has an enormous range of twenty, yes [...]

Mardi Gras and Pride Celebrations – To participate or not????

By |2018-04-23T08:43:08+10:00March 4th, 2013|Categories: Church, Gay Christian|Tags: , , , |

This article orginally was published Jan 27, 2009 but I have just updated it with a relevant video at the end. Everyone has an opinion about a Pride March such as the annual Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras; often very strong opinions. Predictably, conservative Christians condemn it. Rev Fred Nile, leader of the Christian [...]

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 [...]

Ex-gay/conversion therapy survivors unite this Mardi Gras (Star Observer)

By |2020-02-12T17:51:54+11:00February 10th, 2010|Categories: Conversion therapy, News article (AVB/ABBI)|Tags: |

EX-GAY SURVIVORS UNITE THIS MARDI GRAS Scott Abrahams — February 10, 2010 Ex-gay/conversion therapy survivors will unite this Mardi Gras in a walking entry that is as much about highlighting the issue as it is about personal empowerment. Already 27 people who have been through the experience of so-called gay reparative therapy have signed up [...]

Ex-gay Survivors Come Out at Sydney Mardi Gras

By |2020-02-12T17:32:14+11:00February 10th, 2010|Categories: Conversion therapy, Media release|Tags: , , |

The annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade is always colourful, outrageous and political but it is also often peppered with touching stories of courage and coming out. For the first time this year’s parade will include a group who call themselves ‘ex-gay survivors’. ‘Ex-gay’ survivors are people, who once believed their homosexuality was [...]

Freedom 2 b[e] in Mardi Gras 2009

By |2017-04-29T14:00:32+10:00April 27th, 2009|Categories: Gay Christian|Tags: , , , |

n 2009, Freedom 2 b[e] marched in the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras for the 3rd time. Freedom 2 b[e] is a non-profit organisation which provides support and information for GLBT people from church backgrounds. Based in Australia, with meetings held in Sydney and Melbourne. There is also a growing international online community. The [...]

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