WHO WE ARE

What We Do

WHO WE ARE

Brave Network members come from a wide range of Christian denominations and other faiths. From leaders of large churches wanting to learn more about affirming theology, to LGBTIQ people of faith wanting to grow their advocacy skills and learn more about the queer community, Brave is all about learning and building bridges!

Brave welcomes all those who are interested in respectfully learning more about LGBTIQ people of faith and the LGBTIQ Community.

OUR MISSION

“We at Brave believe that LGBTIQ people are a loved and essential part of God’s intended human diversity”

Our mission therefore is to work towards repairing the harm caused to the LGBTIQ community and their families inflicted by religious queerphobia, non-affirming theology, and the ex-gay/ex-trans/conversion therapy movement.

We value the good that faith brings to people’s lives and we want to see LGBTIQ people and their allies supported to experience a vibrant faith.

WHAT WE DO

Media and Advocacy Training
Storytelling and messaging
How to advocate for your rights while maintaining your mental health and overall wellbeing
Conferences and Hosting Speakers
  • Equal Voices Conference
  • Better Together Conference
  • Kathy Baldock
  • Justin Lee
  • David Gushee
Monthly Meetings
Hosted at an inner Melbourne pub, Meetings serve as a focal point to bring our community together and learn from our wide range of experiences and knowledge. Presentations and discussion topics have included:
  • Human Rights
  • LGBTIQ Disability Awareness
  • Affirming Theology
  • Mental Health
  • Understanding the Bi+ Community
  • The Ace+ Community
  • Intersex Awareness
  • Trans and Gender Diversity Awareness
  • LGBTIQ & Neurodiversity
  • Understanding the Pentecostal movement

 

Discussion Dinners
For Christian leaders interested in learning more about LGBTIQ affirming theology and the lived experience of LGBTIQ people of faith

MEDIA APPEARANCES

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE EX-GAY MOVEMENT | Dean Beck – 18 September 2015

Gay, celibate and Christian: US evangelical in Melbourne for same-sex talks | Farrah Tomazin – 6 August 2016

Will the new health watchdog stop gay conversion therapy? | Triple J Hack – 02 February 2017

Remember people like my brother, who didn’t live to see Australia vote ‘yes’ | Jennie Hill – 16 November 2017

Ludicrous practice’ of gay conversion therapy to be scrutinised | Shalailah Medhora – 21 September 2017

‘I am profoundly unsettled’: inside the hidden world of gay conversion therapy | Farrah Tomazin – 09 March 2018

Religious leaders and health practitioners could face prosecution for gay “conversion” | Farrah Tomazin – 16 May 2018

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