When you finally embrace the gift of your sexual orientation it IS the end; the end of shame, fear and oppression. You leave the darkness of the closet and begin a life of honesty, authenticity and freedom.

— Anthony Venn-Brown

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It's better to live one day on this planet being true to yourself than an entire lifetime which is a lie

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The enemy is not individuals, churches, 'ex-gay' organisations or political parties; the enemy is ignorance. Change is created by focusing our energies on overcoming the latter instead of attacking the former.

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My morality and faith are choices. My sexual orientation however isn't.

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Outing someone is like ripping a butterfly from its cocoon.

You can damage them for life and rob them of THEIR life changing experience of liberation. For a successful emergence THEY have to struggle through the cocoon of fear and shame. THEN they can fly.

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When we choose to live authentically we chip away at others prisons of pretend and create an opportunity for them to walk out of darkness into freedom.

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Homophobia and the closet are allies.

Like an unhealthy co-dependent relationship they need each other to survive. One plays the victim living in fear and shame while the other plays the persecutor policing what is ‘normal’. The only way to dismantle homophobia is for every gay man and lesbian in the world to come out and live authentic lives. Once they realise how normal we are and see themselves in us….the controversy is over.

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Every single courageous act of coming out chips away at the curse of homophobia.

Most importantly it's destroyed within yourself, and that act creates the potential for its destruction where it exists in friends, family and society.

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