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Conversion therapy survivors call for strong legislation nationwide

Conversion therapy survivors call for strong legislation nationwide

  Survivors of LGBTQIA+ conversion practices have written to state and territory governments which have not yet banned such practices. Advocates for a ban on conversion therapies have previous raised concerns that Queensland and the ACT that do not cover all recommendations from survivors, the letter outlines ten key policy objectives that advocacy groups want […]

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Qld conversion law shows resurgent prejudice is a threat we must stand up to

OPINION: Rodney Croome is a spokesperson for just.equal and Equality Tasmania. I know what it’s like to live in a state that is wrongly seen as backward on LGBTIQ rights and rarely has its successes celebrated. That’s why I was reluctant to buy into criticism of Queensland’s LGBTIQ conversion practices legislation, which local advocates are […]

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Conversion therapy survivors seek Premier’s pledge to strengthen ban

Conversion therapy survivors seek Premier’s pledge to strengthen ban

Survivors of LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy practices are urging Queensland’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to pledge to strengthen the state’s recent ban on conversion therapy should her government return to parliament after October’s state election. LGBTIQ+ advocates and conversion therapy survivors have raised concerns that the legislation rushed through parliament last week does not extend to religious […]

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Conversion therapy survivors concerned over proposed Queensland ban

Conversion therapy survivors concerned over proposed Queensland ban

A ban on LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy is set to pass Queensland’s parliament this week, as many states across Australia are considering how to move forward with outlawing the practice. Health practitioners who attempt to change or suppress a person’s sexuality or gender identity could be charged for the offence, with a maximum sentence of 18 […]

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