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Pitt Street Uniting Church celebrates IDAHOT
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Pitt Street Uniting Church celebrates IDAHOT

LAST UPDATED // Wednesday, 14 May 2014 15:43 Written by // Ron Hughes

SYDNEY: The Pitt Street Uniting Church will hold a special service this Sunday for IDAHOT (the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia).

Uniting Church Minister, the Revd Dr Margaret Mayman (pictured) said the theme of the service would be "healing homophobia".

“Heterosexism, the idea that heterosexual people are superior to homosexual people, is like racism. Prejudice robs us all of our common humanity,” Mayman said.

“Discrimination against gay and lesbian people is an example of alienation from each other.”

Dr Mayman said that Pitt Street is a progressive, inclusive church that welcomes all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, sex, class or nationality.

“The fundamental message of Christianity is the unconditional Love and welcome of God which is made known to us in through the life and teaching of Jesus,” Mayman said.

“Our faith community is blessed by its diversity and our message to the wider community is that celebrating diversity, rather than fearing it, makes us stronger and better.”

IDAHOT is Saturday May 17. The Healing Homophobia service will take place Sunday May 18 at 10am, Pitt St Uniting Church, 264 Pitt Street, Sydney.

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Ron Hughes

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Ron Hughes is the editor of SA's only LGBTI magazine, blaze.

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