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Equal Voices: Christian group seeks apology

Equal Voices: Christian group seeks apology

A newly formed collective of Australian Christians has come together to call for an apology to the LGBTIQ community and “address the harm” inflicted by the organised Church. Equal Voices will be holding their AGM at Pitt Street Uniting Church by former High Court justice Michael Kirby on January 30. Speaking to Buzzfeed, Equal Voices […]

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US man banned from singing at grandmother’s funeral for attending Pride

US man banned from singing at grandmother’s funeral for attending Pride

A man in Indiana has been barred from singing at his own grandmother’s funeral after the family church’s pastor saw an image of the man taking part in LGBT pride celebrations. Connor Hakes received a letter from Father Bob Lengerich informing him that he would not be welcome to serve at the parish, including at […]

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Here I Am: Queer Christians tell their stories in new documentary

Here I Am: Queer Christians tell their stories in new documentary

Queer Christians are telling their unique stories in a new Australian documentary by producer John Wallace. The video gives LGBTI Christians and their families and support networks a platform to detail their personal experiences navigating life as queer people of faith. Wallace tells Same Same he was inspired by a mother of a gay son […]

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Tasmanian Parliament pass motion to support marriage equality

Tasmanian Parliament have passed a motion to support marriage equality, becoming the third state to urge the federal government to take action. The bill, which was introduced by the Greens, was passed 15-9 in Tasmania’s predominantly Liberal lower house. Two other Liberal governed states, NSW and WA, passed similar motions in the past few months. […]

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Vatican Makes Progress on Acceptance of Gay Parishioners

Vatican Makes Progress on Acceptance of Gay Parishioners

The Roman Catholic Church appears to have adopted a more conciliatory tone towards homosexual people in a document revealed at the Pope’s synod this week. A synod is a meeting of the church called to discuss doctrine. Pope Francis had called a two week long synod to take place with bishops representing the Catholic Church […]

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Tradition and Diversity: Notes on Religious & LGBTQI Experiences

Tradition and Diversity: Notes on Religious & LGBTQI Experiences

Dr Gávi Ansara, PhD is many things. He’s Manager – Policy & Research at the National LGBTI Health Alliance in Australia. Outside of this role, he is an internationally award-winning social change agent, researcher and a leading scholar on intersex, trans, and non-binary gender health. He’s also an Orthodox Jewish man who challenges stereotypes about […]

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77 Christian Ministers Show Marriage Equality Support

77 Christian Ministers Show Marriage Equality Support

A group of Australian Christian Ministers have spoken out against the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), who recently claimed that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has lost the support of the Church by supporting same-sex marriage. In a letter sent to Australian Marriage Equality (AME), 77 Ministers from Anglican, Baptist, Uniting, Jewish and Buddhist groups expressed their […]

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