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Conservatives furious at Victorian gender-neutral language campaign

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services’ Pride Network has backed a new campaign encouraging people to use gender-neutral language, including pronouns like “they” and “them” instead of “he” and “she”. The department is promoting the first Wednesday of every month as “They Day,” with staff given the option to wear stickers with their …

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Victoria Is The Latest State To Scrap ‘Forced Transgender Divorce’ Laws

Transgender Victorians will now be able to stay married to their partners when they change the gender on their birth certificate under legislation passed by the Victorian government on Tuesday night. In several states and territories, transgender people must be unmarried if they want to update the sex marker on their birth certificate, essentially requiring …

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Victoria Launches Inquiry Into ‘Crackpots’ Offering ‘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 …

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Victorian Government Moves To End ‘Forced Transgender Divorce’ Laws

Transgender Victorians may soon be able to stay married to their partners when they change their sex markers on their birth certificates. In all states and territories except South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory, couples who enter an opposite-sex marriage before one partner transitions are forced to divorce before the trans partner can update …

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Victoria Urges Federal Government To Crack Down On ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy

The Victorian Government has urged the Turnbull Government to help states crack down on the dangerous and discredited practice of “gay conversion” therapy in Australia. The practice involves people suppressing or attempting to change their sexuality, and Victorian Mental Health Minister Martin Foley said the fact that it was difficult to track and regulate shouldn’t …

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Call For Australian Government To Ban Dangerous ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy

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 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 …