before in Australia has such a broad range of people come together to discuss
homosexuality, gender identity and Christianity.
Different Conversation has an enormous range of twenty, yes 20, speakers.
individuals and leaders
from the 100
Revs who wrote an apology to the LGBT community in 2008 and marched in the
Mardi Gras Parade to say sorry for the way the church has treated us.
even a representative from an 'ex-gay' organisation.
Speaking at 8
attraction in Christian churches and ministry families. - Thursday 27 February 7:00pm.
challenge of talking about same sex issues in Christian churches, schools and
colleges - Thursday 27 February 8:15pm.
sex orientation, celibacy and change - Friday 28 February 9:30am (rego: 8:30; open: 9:00).
- Interlude. Q&A with LGBT
politicians and lobbyists. - Friday 28 February
sex intercourse and biblical morality. - Friday 28 February 1:00pm.
care and the LGBT communities - Friday 28 February 3:15pm.
sex marriage, biblical ideals of marriage and political advocacy. - Saturday 1
March 9:30am (rego: 8:30; open: 9:00).
- “LGB ... T?” -- Transgender experiences of
church. - Saturday 1 March 11:30am.
for one session, a night, the day or for the entire conference.
speaker bio's and forum topics here
must register first here.
Different Conversation is being held the days leading up to the Mardi Gras
parade conveniently located at NSW Teachers Federation, 23-33 Mary Street,
Surry Hills, NSW 2010.
miss out on this rare opportunity.
Anthony Venn-Brown is a founder of Freedom
2 b[e], Australia’s largest network of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender) people from Christian backgrounds and is currently director of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders
International. He is an educator, consultant and commentator on LGBT/faith
issues and been committed to deconstructing
the ‘ex-gay’ myth in Australia. Anthony’s journey from married, high profile
preacher in Australia’s mega-churches to living as an openly gay man is detailed
in his autobiography 'A Life
of Unlearning'. Anthony has been 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.
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