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Victorian Liberals had promised to wind back conversion practice bans

Victorian Liberals had promised to wind back conversion practice bans

The Victorian Liberal opposition had allegedly quietly made a commitment to the Australian Christian Lobby and other religious groups that they would wind back the state’s laws banning conversion and suppression practices on sexuality and gender identity if they won the next state election. The Age newspaper claimed a secret deal was made by former party […]

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Uniting Church WA call for legislation against LGBTQ+ conversion practices

Uniting Church WA call for legislation against LGBTQ+ conversion practices

The Uniting Church of Western Australia have released a statement calling on the McGowan Government to introduce legislation to protect LGBTQ+ people from conversion ideology. The church is urging the state government to work with Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts (SOGICE) Survivors and people to faith to create legislation that would outlaw attempts […]

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Tasmanian church voices support for conversion practices

Tasmanian church voices support for conversion practices

A Tasmanian church has voiced its support for conversion practices and vowed to continue delivering the practices regardless of any law reform in the state. The Tasmanian Law Reform institute is preparing a report for the state’s parliament looking into the issue of practices that aim to change or suppress a person’s sexuality and gender […]

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Perth church to screen conversion practice film ‘In His Image’

Perth church to screen conversion practice film ‘In His Image’

The Nollamarra Church of Christ in Perth is hosting a screening of the anti-transgender film In His Image, alongside a presentation from speakers James Parker and Tess Hackett. The event is being hosted by Family Voice Australia’s State Director Daryl Budge and the pastor of the church, Michael Munns. Parker is the founder of True […]

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Peaceful protest outside RAC Arena as thousands flock to ACL event

Peaceful protest outside RAC Arena as thousands flock to ACL event

A small group of protesters from the LGBTIQA+ communities gathered outside RAC Arena on Saturday night as thousands of Western Australians flocked to The Truth Of It, a presentation from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL). The presentation sees Martyn Iles, the Australian Christian Lobby’s Managing Director, answering questions about faith, politics and morality. Sharing the name […]

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‘Pray Away’ is a must see exposé on history of conversion ideology

‘Pray Away’ is a must see exposé on history of conversion ideology

Warning: If you have experienced LGBTQ+ conversion practices or religious trauma you may be triggered by the content in Pray Away. The film’s website features some tips and resources to prioritise your mental health before, during, and after viewing the film.  Occasionally a seminal work appears that becomes a defining piece, a turning point, or […]

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New Zealand introduces ‘conversion therapy’ legislation

New Zealand introduces ‘conversion therapy’ legislation

New Zealand’s government has introduced legislation into the state’s parliament that will band conversion practices across the nation. The bill is aimed at ending practices that try to convince people that their sexuality or gender identity can be changed via counselling or other sometimes torturous practices. “Those who have experienced conversion practices talk about ongoing […]

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‘Pray Away’: Doco explores reality of LGBTQ+ conversion practices

‘Pray Away’: Doco explores reality of LGBTQ+ conversion practices

Warning: This article contains mentions of conversion practices and the film trailer may be distressing for some readers. A new Netflix documentary from producers Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum explores the history of LGBTQ+ conversion practices in the USA. Directed by Kristine Stolakis, Pray Away takes a closer look at the Exodus International organisation, which […]

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Is Western Australia the safe haven for conversion practices?

Is Western Australia the safe haven for conversion practices?

Warning: This report contains mentions of conversion practices, sexual assault and suicide.  Western Australian based organisation True Identity, in collaboration with the Australian Christian Lobby, are pushing for the McGowan Government to resist introducing laws which would stop religious based counsellors from treating people for, what they describe as – unwanted same-sex attraction. Equality advocates […]

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Canada passes bill banning sexuality and gender conversion practices

Canada passes bill banning sexuality and gender conversion practices

Canadian lawmakers have passed a bill outlawing LGBTQ+ conversion practices. The bill, which was an election commitment of  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party, passed with 263 politicians voting for the laws and 63 voting against the change. The legislation will now move to the senate for further consideration. The issue split members of the […]

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