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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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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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Midsumma Pride March 2018 Thorne Harbour Health Photo

A number of LGBTIQ community groups have withdrawn from Melbourne’s Midsumma Pride March this weekend, citing health concerns over the expected maximum temperature of 39 degrees on Sunday. The march will be held in St Kilda on Sunday as part of Victoria’s Midsumma festival. Organisers this year moved the march’s start time to 11am rather …

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gay activist Tony Pitman

Melbourne LGBTIQ activist Tony Pitman has said he plans to boo the Liberal Party’s contingent at the Midsumma Pride March next month and has called on others to join him. At last year’s march in Melbourne, Pitman (pictured) was detained by Victoria Police for protesting the Liberal party and shouting “You’re not welcome here,” but …

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Comedian and author Nelly Thomas holds up free mum hugs shirt

A group of Melbourne mums in Australia are planning to attend queer festival Midsumma later this month offering “free mum hugs” to LGBTIQ people who may have experienced rejection by their families. Melbourne mum, comedian and author Nelly Thomas said on Facebook she will be giving out the free hugs with friends at the festival’s …

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midsumma festival 2019

Melbourne’s queer Midsumma Festival will for the first time open with a a special one-day event exploring ideas of consent in LGBTI, queer and ally communities. The inaugural festival will explore consent in relationships, workplaces, and in health, through in-depth panel discussions, workshops, performances and more. Brodie Turner from MEAN Projects coordinated the event with …

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