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Australian social workers call for ban on ‘conversion therapy’ on IDAHOBIT

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A survivor of harmful “gay conversion” therapy has criticised Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s response to a petition calling for a ban on the practice. A coalition of survivors, LGBTIQ advocates and churches have urged the Morrison government to address the issue ahead of the next election. But Morrison said on Monday that it “was not …

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said he has “no plans” to engage in the issue of “gay conversion” therapy as survivors call for national action against the harmful practice. “Gay conversion” or “gay cure” therapy is the dangerous and discredited practice of attempting to “change” sexual orientation using psychological or spiritual means. The practices have …

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Facebook has allegedly targeted young LGBTIQ people with advertisements for harmful and discredited “gay conversion” practices. The social media giant uses sophisticated algorithms to deliver “micro-targeted” advertising to its users based on their online behaviours. But young LGBTIQ people have told the UK’s Telegraph of their distress at seeing ads promoting “sexual purity”. One of …

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A gay teenager whose parents forced him out of the family home will be able to attend university on a scholarship after a teacher crowdfunded more than $128,000. Seth Owen (pictured) will be able to achieve his “life goal” of attending Georgetown University, thanks to his former biology teacher Jane Martin and the generosity more …

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A new survey has found a national ban on dangerous “gay conversion” therapy is a top priority for LGBTIQ Australians ahead of the next federal election. More than 2,500 participants were presented with a range of options for LGBTIQ law and policy reform and were asked to rank each in order of priority with conversion …

Australian Christian Lobby director Martyn Iles

The Australian Christian Lobby’s Martyn Iles describes a ban on so-called ‘gay conversion’ therapy as ‘totalitarian’. Indeed, the ACL director says parents should be able to ‘counsel’ children out of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. “[‘LGBTI conversion therapy’] is an Orwellian phrase. It evokes images of electric shock treatments, bizarre rituals, and abuse.” Iles …

Greens senator Janet Rice told the story of Chris, a survivor of gay conversion therapy in Australia

Greens Senator Janet Rice has shared a “gay conversion therapy” survivor’s story in parliament and demanded federal government action against the harmful practice. Senator Rice spoke on Wednesday about Canberra man Chris (pictured, right), who endured the discredited therapy as a teenager and in March started a petition calling for a nationwide ban on the …

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ACT Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris has committed to banning the dangerous and discredited practice of “gay conversion” therapy. “The ACT government will ban gay conversion therapy. It is abhorrent and completely inconsistent with the inclusive values of Canberrans,” Fitzharris said. “The ACT Government isn’t aware of these practices being undertaken in the ACT, but we …

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The Victorian government has ordered an inquiry into the “insidious” practice of so-called “gay conversion” therapy. Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy (pictured) has asked the state’s Health Complaints Commissioner to conduct a broad-ranging investigation into the dangerous and discredited practice, which involves attempting to change or suppress a person’s sexuality or gender identity. “We have …

Tanya Granic Allen

A political candidate in Ontario, Canada has been fired for an anti-gay rant in which she said same-sex marriage makes her want to vomit. Pink News reported the country’s Progressive Conservative Party had resisted calls to remove Tanya Granic Allen as a candidate after it emerged she’d written tweets railing against same-sex marriage, adoption by …

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