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LGBTIQ faith advocate Anthony Venn-Brown has received the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours on Monday. Venn-Brown received the OAM for his services to Australia’s LGBTIQ community. For years he has worked within Christian churches of many denominations to advocate for acceptance and respect for LGBTIQ Australians of faith. …

germany health minister jens spahn

Germany’s parliament has passed a law banning so-called “gay conversion therapy” for children with big penalties attached. “Conversion therapy” refers to debunked and harmful practices to change or suppress an individual’s sexual orientation, using psychological or spiritual means. Germany’s legislation, passed through the Bundestag this week, intends to stop groups advertising or offering the practices …

Justin Trudeau marched with his LGBTI constituents

The Canadian parliament has this week proposed legislation that, if passed, will ban gay conversion therapy in the nation.  Canada’s Justice Minister, David Lametti and Diversity and Youth Minister, Bardish Chagger introduced the Bill C-8 into parliament on Monday. The bill proposes five legislative amendments to the Criminal Code related to conversion therapy. In announcing the bill, …

acl conversion therapy expert panel maureen young

Last week, Wendy Francis from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) organised a talkfest at Queensland’s Parliament House. Francis promoted her ACL conversion therapy ‘expert panel’ as unpacking ‘gay conversion therapy’. However, the ‘experts’ made scant mention of the advertised topic. In this special series, we look at the claims made on the night. The second speaker: …

acl conversion therapy professor parkinson

Last week, Wendy Francis from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) organised a talkfest at Queensland’s Parliament House. Francis promoted her ACL conversion therapy ‘expert panel’ as unpacking ‘gay conversion therapy’. However, the ‘experts’ made scant mention of the advertised topic. In this special series, we look at the claims made on the night. First up …

trans kids acl feminist

At Queensland’s Parliament House last night representatives of both a feminist and a lesbian group joined forces with the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL). An event billed as about ‘gay conversion therapy’ in fact focused almost entirely on trans kids. — gay conversion therapy dismissed as ‘misguided’ thing of the past — no mention of former …

nigerian conversion therapy

A Nigerian man told the BBC his ‘conversion therapist’ flogged him until he lapsed into unconsciousness. The interview comes five years after former president Goodluck Johnson signed the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (SSMPA). Both the man, and a lesbian from the African country, described the practice of Nigerian conversion therapy to the BBC. The SSMPA …

LGBTIQ conversion

Within fifteen years of the word ‘homosexual’ coming into common usage, the search for a cure was in full swing. Indeed, LGBTIQ conversion therapists are nothing new. There is a long and undistinguished history of quacks attempting to profit from social prejudice against LGBTIQ people. 7 minute read In 1903 the Brisbane Truth mocked the …

queensland government steven miles

Queensland’s Health Minister Steven Miles has announced the state government will ban harmful “gay conversion therapy” practices. The practices widely known as “conversion” therapy involve attempts to change sexual orientation or gender identity using psychological or spiritual means. Steven Miles told state parliament on Thursday the practices are proven to be harmful and last year …

gay conversion therapy 60 minutes

A victim of “gay conversion therapy” has blown the whistle on the dangerous practices in Australian churches. The term “conversion therapy” refers to the discredited practice of changing or suppressing an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity, using psychological or spiritual means. On Sunday night, Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes program revealed the practice is still …

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