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gay conversion therapy

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 …

gay conversion therapy

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 …

Border Pride Fair

The LGBTIQ community of Albury-Wodonga on the New South Wales/Victoria will again come together to celebrate Border Pride Fair Day later this month. On Saturday, May 19, community members, their friends and families will descend on QEII Square in Dean Street in Albury for a day of community pride, coinciding with International Day Against Homophobia, …

Michael Kroger

The president of the Victorian Liberal Party has intervened to shut down a motion calling for parents to be able to access harmful and discredited “gay conversion” therapy for their children. On Sunday, The Age reported a motion that would have called for health practitioners to be allowed “to offer counselling out of same sex …

Jay Carmichael

Author Jay Carmichael will release his debut novel Ironbark later this month. He recently spoke with QNews Magazine about his inspirations, and what motivates him as a writer. Waaia, the town in Victoria I grew up in, had about 70 people in the township, and a few hundred more scattered across the farmlands that stretched …

australia post

At least one families’ same-sex marriage postal survey forms were among more than four months of mail left undelivered in a postbox in regional Victoria that was neglected by Australia Post. The town of Beechworth in Victoria’s north-east share just two post boxes between its 3,859 residents, the ABC reported, and local residents Joanne and …

A Melbourne council has announced an after-hours “swim night” event for transgender and gender diverse swimmers next month. The City of Darebin said the event at Reservoir Leisure Reserve north of Melbourne would be closed to the public to give transgender and gender diverse swimmers the chance for a “stress-free” swim. “To create a safe …

Darebin Council

A regional Victorian council has reportedly voted to fly a rainbow flag outside its chambers until marriage equality is achieved. Surf Coast Shire councillors voted 4-3 on Wednesday night to support of a motion to fly the flag from May 17, recognised as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), the Geelong Advertiser …

Dimitrious “Jimmy” Gargasoulas, the 26-year-old accused of mowing down pedestrians with his car in Melbourne’s Bourke Street, allegedly stabbed his brother earlier that day in what family have called a homophobic attack. Jimmy (pictured, left) is alleged to have stabbed his younger brother Angelo (pictured, right), after a violent argument erupted about his brother’s sexuality …

JOY Radio Station

Melbourne LGBTI radio station JOY 94.9 has defiantly said it “won’t be silenced” after staff were forced to evacuate its studios after receiving a bomb threat on Tuesday night. The radio station said they received a threatening email on Tuesday evening, and they remained on-air until their Melbourne headquarters were cleared by Victoria Police and …

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