Developing an Apology: Listening to LGBTIQA+ Voices

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The Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane (Anglican Church Southern Queensland) intends to offer an apology to LGBTIQA+ people for the harm caused by the treatment of LGBTIQA+ people by The Anglican Church Southern Queensland.

An Invitation to be heard

The committee charged with developing the apology would like to hear from LGBTIQA+ people who are current or past members of The Anglican Church Southern Queensland, and members of their families, regarding their experience of The Anglican Church Southern Queensland (Diocese of Brisbane) through its parishes, schools, and institutions.

How you can add your voice

There are opportunities to:

• meet one-on-one with a committee member to share your experience;

• meet with the whole committee (1);

• provide a written response to the Committee. This can be anonymous.

To take up this invitation, to provide a written submission or to find out more, please contact the committee [email protected] or the Committee Chair, Dean Peter Catt on 07 3835 2239.

Please respond by COB 12th January 2024.

The Committee intends to provide the text of an apology to the meeting of Synod which is to be held in June 2024.

(1) The committee hopes to be able to meet with each person who wishes to tell of their experience and believes that it will have the capacity to do this. We wish to flag, however, that if this turns out not to be possible that we will encourage some applicants to submit a written submission in place of the one-on-one meeting.

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