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MCC Brisbane Anti-gay vandalism

The inclusive MCC Brisbane church in New Farm has been hit with anti-gay vandalism for the second time in less than a month. Earlier this month, vandals spray-painted a large grey swastika over the rainbow flag on MCC’s street-facing sign. The vandals returned to the Merthyr Road Uniting Church building over the weekend to deface …

MCC Brisbane swastika vandalism

Vandals have spray-painted a Nazi swastika over a rainbow flag on signage belonging to the LGBTIQ-friendly Metropolitan Community Church in New Farm, Brisbane. The church’s senior pastor Alex Pittaway said the vandals had painted the large grey swastika over the flag on their street-facing sign on Wednesday night. He told QNews Magazine he’d reported the …

Catholic Church

The Catholic Church will take an historic step towards embracing the LGBTIQ community at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin later this month. Father James Martin (pictured) will speak about welcoming LGBTIQ people and their families into their parishes, a topic he says was proposed by the Vatican. Pope Francis will attend the final …

Openly Gay Priest

A community’s prayers have been answered with Reverend Chris Swannell making history as the first New Zealander in an openly gay relationship to become an Anglican priest. Rev Swannell, who owns a boutique lodge at Russell’s Orongo Bay with his partner, the wine and travel writer Michael Hooper, led his first service at Christ Church …

Uniting Church Australia

Same-sex couples will be allowed to wed in the Uniting Church of Australia after the denomination’s national body agreed to a policy change on same-sex marriage that will allow ministers the option of conducting them. The church will now have two different views on marriage to show the “diversity of Christian belief” among its members …

Melissa Krollig

Melissa Krollig is the Treasurer for Uniting Network Australia, the national network for LGBTIQ people, their families, friends and supporters within the Uniting Church in Australia. Melissa is also an out and proud queer woman and a devoted Christian. For many these two identities can’t be reconciled, in a lot of churches those who are …