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The religious affiliation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex Australians: a report from the private lives survey

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posted on 05.05.2017, 04:19 by Couch, Murray, Mulcare, Hunter, Pitts, Marian, Smith, Anthony, Mitchell, Anne
The authors find that most non-heterosexual people who were brought up as Christian have left the faith of their childhood. However this is not true of those brought up as Orthodox Christians and is more likely to be true of lesbians than it is of gay or bisexual men. While most of those who have left their faith describe themselves as having no religion, a proportion have adopted world religions or alternative spiritualities. This is particularly true of bisexual women, a small number of whom have embraced Wicca. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s


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People and place, vol. 16, no. 1 (2008), p. 1-11. ISSN 1039-4788