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A new study led by a La Trobe University academic will investigate the impact of harmful LGBT “conversion therapy” in Australia. Dr Timothy Jones from the university will head a team researching how to better help survivors of the discredited practices. “Previous research has shown that attempts to change the sexual and gender orientation of …

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The peak body representing thousands of Australian medical students has backed a ban on harmful so-called “gay conversion therapy”. In 2018, survivors of the “conversion” movement and allies penned the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts (SOGICE) Survivor Statement. It calls on Australia to end the “conversion” movement by not only banning it, but …

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NSW Police have charged former Sydney pastor and “conversion therapy” leader Ron Brookman with the alleged indecent assault of a 13-year-old in the 1980s. The 70-year-old is accused of the indecent assault of a person under 16 years of age while in his care. He allegedly “kissed and rubbed his groin against” the boy while …

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Comedian and Saturday Night Live star Bowen Yang has recalled his experience with so-called “conversion therapy” as a teenager striving to make his parents happy. The 29-year-old was born in Brisbane before the family moved to Canada and settled in the US state of Colorado. After 12 months as a writer on SNL, Yang became …

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Religious organisations have slammed the Queensland government’s proposed legislation to criminalise harmful “conversion therapy” in the state. Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles introduced the bill in November to ban practices “attempting to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.” Penalties would include fines and up to 12 months jail. However, Christian Schools …

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Germany’s Health Minister has unveiled a draft law to ban so-called “gay conversion therapy” on children under 18. “Conversion therapy” refers to debunked and harmful practices to change or suppress an individual’s sexual orientation or transgender identity, using psychological or spiritual means. Germany’s draft bill would punish those carrying out conversion therapy on under-18s, or …

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The Australian Capital Territory’s Chief Minister has announced his government plans to ban “gay conversion therapy”. “Conversion therapy” refers to debunked and dangerous practices to change or suppress an individual’s sexual orientation or transgender identity, using psychological or spiritual means. The announcement is part of the ACT’s new “action plan” for the territory’s LGBTIQ community. …

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The New Zealand parliament has been criticised for delaying a ban on dangerous “gay conversion therapy” over “religious freedom” fears. “Conversion therapy” refers to harmful and debunked practices to change or suppress sexual orientation or gender identity, using psychological or spiritual means. Over 20,000 people signed petitions calling on the New Zealand government to ban …

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Another former leader in the discredited “gay conversion therapy” movement has come out as gay and apologised. Twenty years ago, McKrae Game founded South Carolina-based organisation Hope for Wholeness to fix so-called “sexual brokenness”. “Gay conversion” or “ex-gay” therapy describes the discredited practice of trying to change sexual orientation using psychological or spiritual means. But …

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Equality Australia have launched a petition calling on Australian booksellers to remove titles promoting harmful LGBTIQ “conversion therapy”. The group’s call comes after Amazon recently agreed to remove “conversion therapy” books from sale in their online store after an 80,000-signature petition. Now Equality Australia are petitioning Australian retailers to follow suit. “Angus & Robertson and …

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