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France’s parliament votes in favour of banning conversion practices

France’s parliament votes in favour of banning conversion practices

France’s parliament has voted in favour of banning conversion and change practices which aim to alter a person’s sexuality or gender. They join a growing number of countries who have introduced legislation to combat the practices. Under the French legislation, people offering conversion or suppression practices could be jailed for two years and fined up […]

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Victorian Liberals angry over conversion legislation in leaked audio

Victorian Liberals angry over conversion legislation in leaked audio

Audio leaked from a party room meeting of the Victorian Liberals has revealed a split on members stances on LGBTQIA+ conversion practices. Earlier this month, newly reinstated Victorian Liberal leader Matthew Guy committed to not water down the state’s gold standard legislation protecting LGBTQIA+ folks from harmful suppression and conversion attempts. The audio, first published […]

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Matthew Guy voices support for Victoria’s conversion practice ban

Matthew Guy voices support for Victoria’s conversion practice ban

Newly reinstated Victoria Liberal leader Matthew Guy says there should be no doubt about his party’s support for laws against conversion and suppression practices in relation to sexuality and gender identity. Appearing on Melbourne radio station JOYFM on Saturday morning the Opposition Leader said the statement’s made by the Shadow Minister for Equality, James Newbury, […]

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Calls for Michaelia Cash to commit to protect anti-conversion laws

Calls for Michaelia Cash to commit to protect anti-conversion laws

just.equal Australia has called on the Federal Liberal Government to follow the lead of Victoria’s Liberal Opposition and affirm Victoria’s landmark law against conversion practices will not be weakened. The call comes in response to anti-LGBTIQ+ religious leaders who have urged the federal government to use its imminent Religious Discrimination Bill to override the Victoria […]

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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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