LGBTIQ Ambassador Anthony Venn-Brown will speak at an event in Joplin, MO

Author of the inspirational autobiography A Life Of Unlearning to share his experiences with the audience

Anthony Venn-Brown, Founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI) and author of the inspirational autobiography A life of unlearning will speak about his experiences in an intimate evening taking place on June 8th in Joplin, MO.

Anthony Venn-Brown was a popular, high-profile Pentecostal preacher in Australia’s growing mega-churches. He was also a happily married father of two children. But behind the scenes was more than two decades of prayer, struggle, agony, gay conversion therapy and oppression. Then a chance meeting led to his decision to come out, after which he was abandoned by his church and Christian friends.

But that didn’t deter Anthony, who has consistently worked towards it Creating understanding, acceptance and a better world for LGBTIQ people. He founded ABBI, which was driven by the purpose of overcoming the ignorance and misinformation about gender identity and sexual orientation that exist in religious contexts. There’s a lot of work to be done and Anthony isn’t afraid to step up to the plate.

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Some distance has been covered in the social, corporate and sporting worlds and ABBI is doing its best to continue to close the gap. It is possible to create understanding, acceptance and a better world for LGBTIQ people. ABBI provides an intimate space through dialogue, training and counseling services for churches, Christian organizations and church leaders.

Anthony himself paved the way with his book, which has challenged, inspired and resonated with thousands worldwide. A Life Of Unlearning is an honest account that talks about the costs of being true to yourself, but at the same time talks about the rewards of being authentic. And that’s the core of the story of living with integrity, whether you’re gay, straight, strongly religious or non-believer.

A Life Of Unlearning became a bestseller in Australia and the re-release was the #1 on Amazon for LGBTIQ and religious biographies. Anthony was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to the LGBTIQ community in June 2020. And now, people from Joplin, MO and other surrounding areas have the opportunity to share an intimate evening with the LGBTQ Ambassador.

As a former “straight” Christian preacher and now an ambassador for the LGBTIQ community, Anthony has unique insights that he will share with the audience. His inspirational book and his story of unlearning will be discussed. It promises to be an insightful evening with the man who has had profound experiences in his life and is now sharing them for the benefit of others.

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Established to create a better world for LGBTIQ people, ABBI works with individuals, churches, denominations, leaders and religious organizations in a respectful and non-confrontational way on their journey to understanding the community and their relationships.


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