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Mother blames secret conversion therapy for daughter’s death

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 …

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Q: Not getting enough gay sex? A: Become an ex-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 …

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On this day December 6: American Medical Assoc. opposes ‘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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Victorian Liberals under fire for election promise to Australian Christian Lobby

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 …

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New Zealand unveils bill to ban harmful ‘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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Netflix doco ‘Pray Away’ exposes cruel hoax of ‘conversion therapy’

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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Canada passes bill to ban harmful LGBT ‘conversion therapy’

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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Church under fire for ‘hosting gay conversion therapy event’

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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Surprise! Milo Yiannopoulos says he’s ‘ex-gay’ and really into God now

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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Tasmanian church admits to conducting gay ‘conversion therapy’

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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