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Tasmanian survivors of dangerous LGBT “conversion therapy” have laid bare their ongoing trauma in a major new report that calls for a statewide ban. In the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute report, forty Tasmanian survivors shared experiences of undergoing the harmful “conversion” practices. A 28-year-old trans person said they were subjected to conversion therapy after confiding …

Boris Johnson conversion therapy ban

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has again said his government will exclude trans people from a proposed conversion therapy ban. He also described disallowing trans women from competing in women’s sport as a ‘sensible’ option. “We will have a ban on gay conversion therapy, which to me is utterly abhorrent. “But there are complexities and …

malaysia conversion therapy app islamic

Malaysia’s government has been slammed for creating a “conversion therapy” mobile app for gay people to help them “overcome the problem of homosexuality” and “return to their original nature”. Malaysia’s Department of Islamic Development (JAKIM) created the app, called Hijrah Diri Homoseksualiti. It’s currently available for download from the Google Play Store. According to its …

new zealand conversion therapy group

New Zealand’s parliament has outlawed dangerous and discredited “conversion therapy” in a near-unanimous vote. “Conversion therapy” refers to debunked and dangerous practices to change or suppress people’s sexuality or gender identity. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s government introduced the legislation to ban the practices last year. The bill outlaws attempts to change a person’s gender identity, …

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New Zealand’s parliament has moved a step closer to a nationwide ban on harmful “conversion therapy” against LGBTIQ+ people. The draft laws, introduced last year, would ban attempts to change a person’s gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. The bill defines “conversion therapy” as any “practice, sustained effort, or treatment”. The proposed laws explicitly …

alana chen secret conversion therapy

The mother of Alana Chen who died by suicide in 2019, says secret conversion therapy led to her daughter’s death. Joyce Calvo writes in the National Catholic Reporter that despite their denials, Alana’s diaries reveal that priests and nuns encouraged her to conceal and suppress her sexual orientation without her parent’s knowledge. “I am still in …

jeffrey mccall ex-gay xxx-gay

Perhaps ex-gay would be better spelt xxx-gay because these people consistently do the one thing they tell others not to do — give themselves over to the absolute pleasure of gay sex. The latest is Jeffrey McCall, founder of the ex-gay — or xxx-gay — group Freedom March. Truth Wins Out (TWO) is an organisation …

december 6 american medical association lesbian gay and bisexual cure

How far we’ve come! On December 6 1994, the American Medical Association declared its opposition to Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual ‘cures’. The association instead recommended ‘nonjudgmental recognition of sexual orientation and behaviour’. It urged doctors to seek a greater understanding of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual patients. Additionally, the association stopped promoting ‘the possibility of sex …

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The Victorian Liberal Opposition quietly promised the Australian Christian Lobby and others it would amend the state’s ban on LGBT “conversion therapy” if it won the next state election. Then-opposition leader Michael O’Brien (pictured above left) committed to change parts of the laws if he won the November 2022 election, The Age reported. Two weeks …

new zealand government prime minister Jacinda ardern gay conversion therapy

The New Zealand government has introduced legislation to ban conversion therapy, declaring the debunked and dangerous practices have “no place in modern New Zealand”. The proposed laws would ban attempts to change a person’s gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. Anyone who subjects a minor or vulnerable person to the debunked practice would face …

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