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drag queen storytime petition brisbane city council

Brisbane City Council (BCC) today responded to the Drag Queen Storytime petitions lodged earlier this year. QNews publisher Richard Bakker started a pro-storytime petition in response to others asking for the banning of LGBTIQ+ library events. The council today responded to the petitions reaffirming their commitment to the events. One petition also asked that the …

Prime minister Scott Morrison religious discrimination religious freedom laws

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 …

Greg Hunt Gay Conversion

A survivor of “gay conversion” therapy has called on federal Health Minister Greg Hunt to take action to ban the dangerous practice in Australia. In a combative interview with ABC Radio this week, Hunt said he didn’t support gay conversion therapy but drew criticism for expressing concern over the “constant view that nobody, anywhere, is …

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An Australian survivor of so-called “gay conversion” therapy has launched a petition calling on the government to outlaw the discredited and dangerous practice. Petitioner Chris wrote on Change.org that the process was very damaging to his mental health, and others have been similarly affected. “Trying to ‘pray the gay away’ nearly killed me. I’m not …