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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 …

joseph nikolosi amazon conversion therapy

Online retailer Amazon last week banned books by Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, ‘the father of conversion therapy’. Nicolosi authored some of the best known books on the pseudoscience of changing sexual orientation and gender identity. However, Amazon withdrew the books from sale permanently after a change.org petition amassed over 82,000 votes. According to the 2019 National …

Two youths marching in a pride parade with a rainbow flag and a 'born this way' banner

The Australian Association of Social Workers has called on the next federal government to ban harmful LGBT “conversion therapy” in a message on IDAHOBIT. The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia is recognised every year on May 17. It’s the day in 1990 that homosexuality was removed from the World Health Organisation’s International …

Australian Christian Lobby LGBT Conversion Therapy 60 Minutes

Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Martyn Iles claims banning LGBT conversion therapy discriminates against Christians. I read a blog article today. It was by Martyn Iles, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. It concerns his interview for a forthcoming 60 Minutes feature on LGBT Conversion Therapy. In the article, he defends the practice of …

coalition liberal mp health minister greg hunt

The Coalition has said it will work with the states to end the practice of harmful “gay conversion therapy” after Prime Minister Scott Morrison dismissed national action on the issue on Tuesday. The harmful practices attempt to change or suppress an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity using psychological or spiritual means, and it’s been …

Labor leader Bill Shorten

Federal Labor has committed to “ending the practice” of discredited “gay conversion” therapy if the party wins next month’s election. The harmful 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. Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus …

Australian Electoral Commission ballot box voting election

National LGBTIQ lobby group just.equal has revealed some of the community issues it will ask main parties to commit to as Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirms the upcoming federal election will be held on May 18. Morrison visited Government House on Thursday morning to ask Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove to trigger the election, which will …

Google has finally removed an app promoting harmful “gay conversion” practices from its online store following months of pressure from LGBTIQ groups and politicians. 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 harmful” and …

gay conversion therapy survivor chris csabs

Gay conversion therapy survivor Chris Csabs wants his appearance on upcoming SBS documentary Christians Like Us to spark conversation. The new two-part “social experiment” sees ten Australian Christians with vastly different beliefs live under the same roof for a week to confront controversial topics ranging from clerical sexual abuse and abortion to conversion therapy and …

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