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Russell Berger

An executive at popular US fitness brand CrossFit has been sacked for calling LGBTIQ pride a “sin”. Russell Berger, chief knowledge officer and head trainer at the fitness company, sparked outrage with a series of tweets in response to a decision by an Indiana gym to cancel a special pride-themed workout session, the Guardian reported. …

Shelley Argent PFLAG religious freedom

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) have called on the federal government to release the recommendations put forward by the religious freedom review headed by Philip Ruddock. The review panel’s report was handed to the government on May 18 but Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the federal government will take time to review …

Pope Francis catholic church schools vatican

A gay victim of clerical sexual abuse has claimed he received a moving message of support for his identity from Pope Francis. Chilean man Juan Carlos Cruz met with the leader of the Catholic Church to discuss the abuse he suffered at the hands of Father Fernando Karadima, a Chilean Catholic priest found guilty by …

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 …

Israel Folau anti-gay homophobic transphobic

By Jason Garrick Izzy, enough. On April 2, you told the world that God’s plan for homosexuals was eternal damnation. On May 8, you told the world that with “great love” the LGBTIQ community needs to “repent or perish”. The historical figure we know as Jesus taught us to live life with compassion. Yet, it …

Israel Folau anti-gay homophobic transphobic

Israel Folau has shared an anti-gay video on social media just a month after his Instagram controversial comment sparked outrage. The controversial rugby union star on Tuesday tweeted a video of a sermon by late American evangelist David Wilkerson. “With great love I wanted to share this video in the hope that people watch it …

Australia gay conversion Religious Discrimination Act

Less than six months after Australia voted to legalise same-sex marriage, the topic of gay conversion “therapy” reared its head in Victoria. A proposal to debate the so-called treatment at the Liberal Party’s State Council was quashed by party president, Michael Kroger. By Marguerite Johnson and James Bennett, University of Newcastle The debate was to include discussion …

Uniting Church Australia uniting network same-sex marriage

The Uniting Church in Australia’s key national governance body has recommended the church change its policy to allow same-sex marriages. SBS has reported that the 18-member Assembly Standing Committee have endorsed an internal report recommending the church’s marriage policy statement be changed from being the union of “a man and a woman”, to between “two …

Greg Hunt Gay Conversion

A survivor of “gay conversion” therapy has called on federal Health Minister Greg Hunt to take action to ban the dangerous practice in Australia. In a combative interview with ABC Radio this week, Hunt said he didn’t support gay conversion therapy but drew criticism for expressing concern over the “constant view that nobody, anywhere, is …

Israel Folau anti-gay homophobic transphobic

Rugby union star Israel Folau has responded to the furore around his anti-gay comment last week by tweeting a Bible verse, appearing to suggest he is being persecuted for his Christian views. Folau came under intense criticism for writing a now-deleted comment on Instagram that “God’s plan” for gay people was “hell” unless they “repented …

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