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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 …

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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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Labor leader Bill Shorten

The Australian Labor Party has decided against criminalising the dangerous practice of “gay conversion” therapy in a policy proposal at their national conference this week. In its draft platform, the party originally had a policy that “opposes the practice of so-called conversion and reparative therapies on diverse sexuality and genders and seeks to criminalise these …

Indonesia gay exorcism

LGBTIQ people in Indonesia are undergoing religious “exorcisms” as a form of “gay conversion” therapy in a bid to cure their “demonic” homosexuality. The Islamic exorcisms, known as “ruqyah”, are being used in parts of Indonesia to cure various physical and mental illnesses. The rituals are televised by an Indonesian TV program of the same …

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Queensland doctors have launched a survey in a bid to uncover the extent of dangerous “gay conversion” therapies still going in the state. Dr Fiona Bisshop from Fortitude Valley’s Holdsworth House and and Gold Coast sexual health specialist Dr Stuart Aitken set up their Gender & Sexuality Conversion Therapy Survey to gather people’s current experiences …

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