Ambassadors and Bridge Builders International (ABBI) has been established to create a better world for LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) people.

For many decades a same-sex-orientation (SSO) was considered dysfunctional, could be ‘cured’ and incongruent with the Christian faith. Scientific research in this area has demonstrated SSO is immutable. Laws have been changed to end discrimination, acceptance of diversity is championed in every area of society including sports and the corporate world and the gay Christian movement grown exponentially. More and more churches and denominations are becoming welcoming, accepting and affirming of LGBTI people.

There is still much work to do to overcome the ignorance and misinformation about sexual orientation and gender identity that still exists within religious contexts.

ABBI serves individuals, churches, denominations, leaders and religious organizations in a respectful and non-confrontational way along their journey to understand LGBTI people, their community, and relationships.

We provide a confidential safe space through dialogue, training and consultancy services for churches, Christian organisations and church leadership.


Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International’s mission is to create understanding and acceptance for LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) people, empower community members and build bridges with religious organisations and leaders. The aim is to promote the prevention of mental health issues in LGBTI people who are from a religious background.

This will be achieved through:

  • Creating respectful dialogues
  • Providing information and resources
  • Workshops, seminars and training
  • Conferences
  • Consultancy
  • Social networking and media activities

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.


You can help create understanding, acceptance and better world for LGBTI people

Even though we are making inroads and creating behind the scenes and public dialogue, there is still much ignorance and misinformation about sexual orientation and gender identity to overcome within religious contexts.

Join us on this journey

Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI) receives no government funding – our transformational work can only be achieved with the support of people like you, who believe in the importance of the cause.

A sustainable regular gift – equivalent to a simple meal once per month – will help create better understanding and make a difference to LGBTI individuals and the community now and into the future.

One- off donations are always appreciated.

If you would like to consider making a strategic, transformative gift, or include ABBI in your will, please contact us at .

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.

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