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gay conversion therapy


Greens senator Janet Rice

The Australian Greens have announced a suite of LGBTIQ policies in the lead-up to the federal election, which will be held before the end of May. The policy platform, unveiled on Friday by the party’s LGBTIQ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice and Victorian Greens candidate Adam Pulford, cover discrimination, health, homelessness, and conversion therapy. Rice said …

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Australia gay conversion

A fifth of gay, lesbian and bisexual British people who have tried to change their sexual orientation have attempted suicide, according to a study of harmful “gay conversion therapy” in the UK. It ran during December 2018 and attracted over 4600 responses, of which a tenth (458) stated they had personal experience of attempting to …

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kunyit

A secondary school in Sabah, Malaysia has apologised for promoting an alleged “conversion therapy” programme for gay students in a yearbook, after a social media backlash. Photos of boys undergoing the program were printed in the school’s 2017 yearbook, alongside the term “kunyit”, a derogatory Malaysian term used to refer to gay people. According to …

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New South Wales LGBTIQ organisation ACON has called on Google to remove an “extremely damaging” app from its online store that promotes harmful “gay conversion” practices. Living Hope Ministries, the US-based Christian organisation behind the app, refers to gay and transgender people as “sexually broken” individuals and claims the “gay lifestyle is spiritually and physically …

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ban gay conversion therapy

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) has welcomed the Victorian government’s recent pledge to outlaw gay “conversion therapy” and called on other states to look at similar bans. The discredited “conversion” practices attempt to change or suppress an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity using psychological or spiritual means, and have been condemned by …

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Equality Australia

LGBTIQ advocates including new lobby group Equality Australia have welcomed the Victorian government’s pledge to tackle harmful “gay conversion therapy” in the state. Speaking at the Midsumma Pride March on Sunday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the practices were “bigoted quackery” and consultation would begin on legislation to prohibit the discredited and harmful practices. The …

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gay conversion therapy

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced new legislation to outlaw harmful “gay conversion” therapy in the state. The discredited practices attempt to change or suppress an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity using psychological or spiritual means, and have been condemned by major health bodies around the world. Speaking at the 2019 Midsumma Pride March …

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David Matheson

Former “gay conversion” therapy practitioner David Matheson has expressed regret for taking part in the practices, and said he acknowledges the damage it’s done to the LGBTIQ community. Before coming out as gay on Facebook last week, Matheson was a high-profile “gay conversion” leader in the US, whose publications were used world to subject LGBTIQ …

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Gay conversion therapist

David Matheson, a high-profile US Mormon and “gay conversion” therapist, has now admitted that he would like to pursue romantic relationships with men. Outing himself in a private Facebook message group that was shared with LGBTIQ activist group Truth Wins Out, Matheson announced that he has begun a new life journey and is in search …

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Google has come under fire for continuing to feature an app accused of promoting harmful “gay conversion” therapy in the company’s Play Store. Living Hope Ministries, the US-based creator of the app, refers to gay and transgender people as “sexually broken” individuals and the “gay lifestyle is spiritually and physically harmful”. The app gives users …

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