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Church under fire for ‘hosting gay conversion therapy event’

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Netflix has released a trailer for documentary Pray Away, featuring former leaders of the gay “conversion therapy” movement who have now denounced the movement they started. In the 1970s, five men struggling with being gay in their Evangelical church started a bible study to help each other leave the “homosexual lifestyle.” After receiving thousands of …

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Canadian lawmakers have passed a bill to outlaw harmful LGBT conversion practices. “Conversion therapy” refers to discredited practices of changing or suppressing an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity, using psychological or spiritual means. The Canadian government’s bill passed its first vote 263 to 63 this week. The legislation will now go to the Senate …

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Albany Baptist Church in Western Australia has defended an event that local LGBTIQ advocates have called dangerous LGBT “conversion therapy”. The church is hosting the event “Real Lives” on Thursday (May 27). The promotional flyer (above) promises “stories of hope and vision and dignity beyond LGBTQ+ and ideologies”. The ad also touts speakers who have …

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Struggling far-right attention seeker Milo Yiannopoulos has announced he’s “ex-gay” and wants to be the face of debunked and dangerous gay “conversion therapy”. Almost every social media platform has permanently banned the media personality for his hateful commentary. Apparently out of work, Milo has found a new grift, cosying up to the US religious right …

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A church in Tasmania has told a state inquiry they “make no apologies” for conducting forms of “conversion therapy” on gay and lesbian Tasmanians. The Tasmanian Law Reform Institute is conducting an inquiry into the discredited and dangerous practices. The TLRI define “sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) conversion practices” as “acts or statements aimed …

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A group of New South Wales MPs have said they are working on legislation to ban harmful “conversion therapy”. Last week, the Victorian parliament passed legislation to ban the harmful and debunked practices. The laws make it illegal to try and change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity in Victoria. Now NSW …

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Survivors of so-called “conversion therapy” have praised the Victorian Government’s proposed legislation to criminalise the harmful practices. The Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill would outlaw practices seeking to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity in Victoria. Under the proposed laws, those who subject others to such practices that cause …

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Labour party have committed to banning gay conversion therapy if re-elected in this month’s election. “This is a prime example of where an element of our system allows for quite damaging activity, which in modern NZ should just not be happening,” she told Express. Ardern said she …

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The Australian Capital Territory has passed a bill to ban harmful LGBT “conversion therapy” across the territory. The bill defines sexuality or gender identity conversion practices as “a treatment or other practice… the purported purpose of which is to change a person’s sexuality or gender identity”. From early next year, anyone using the practices would …

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LGBTIQ advocates have panned Queensland’s laws criminalising harmful LGBTIQ “conversion therapy” for not going far enough. Last week, the Queensland government passed a bill banning health service providers from “attempting to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.” Providers found using the outlawed “conversion” methods would face penalties of up to 18 …

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