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Germany moving towards ban on conversion therapy for minors

Germany moving towards ban on conversion therapy for minors

Reports have emerged that Germany’s government has drafted a bill to outlaw conversion practices being delivered to people under the age of 18. Speaking to Germany’s Deutsche-Welle, Health Minister Jens Spahn said that attempts to convert an individual’s sexuality makes people more ill, not better. The Health Minister, who is also a gay man, said the […]

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ACT follows Victoria and announces ban on gay conversion therapy

ACT follows Victoria and announces ban on gay conversion therapy

The Australian Capital Territory’s Labor government has announced it will ban gay conversion therapy. The announcement was made this week as the ACT released its Capital of Equality plan which outlines the ways the government will tackle disadvantages faced by LGBTIQ people over the next four years. Chief Minister Andrew Barr said the government would bring […]

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Conversion therapy under the spotlight in Singapore

Conversion therapy under the spotlight in Singapore

A church in Singapore is facing a backlash after posting videos of people saying they have been able to turn away from same-sex attraction after following the church’s teachings. Critics say the approach is an example of conversion therapy, but the church has defended its approach arguing that people voluntarily follow their program and they […]

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Advocates welcome church’s stance against conversion therapy

Advocates welcome church’s stance against conversion therapy

The campaign to ban conversion therapy across Australia has welcomed a decision by the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane to speak out against conversion therapy practices. The statement adopted by the Synod says they acknowledge that they believe that every person is made in the image of God and conversion therapy and sexual and gender orientation change […]

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Party official says Morrison government will work to end conversion therapy

Party official says Morrison government will work to end conversion therapy

Last week Scott Morrison brushed off questions about banning gay conversion therapy saying it was a state issue, but a party official has declared the coalition will work with states to bring an end to the practice. On Tuesday the Labor party announced it would outlaw the practice of gay conversion therapy if elected. A […]

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Labor vows to outlaw gay conversion therapy if elected

Labor vows to outlaw gay conversion therapy if elected

Opposition leader Bill Shorten is set to announce plans to outlaw gay conversion therapy if Labor are elected to government. A media release from a trio of Labor MP’s; Mark Dreyfus, Louise Pratt and Catherine King, announced the policy. “We will work with survivors and advocates on a range of strategies to end this insidious […]

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Conversion therapy survivor talks faith on Christians Like Us

Conversion therapy survivor talks faith on Christians Like Us

A new SBS documentary airing tonight will follow the lives of ten Australian Christians with a range of different beliefs as they confront controversial topics of faith while living under one roof for a week. Christians Like Us follows the success of the critically acclaimed Muslims Like Us, as the ten participants discuss what makes a ‘good […]

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WA Greens call on McGowan Government to ban conversion therapy

WA Greens call on McGowan Government to ban conversion therapy

The WA Greens are urging the state government to ban LGBTI+ conversion therapy following an announcement by Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday. Andrews was joined by Minister for Equality Martin Foley and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos at Melbourne’s Midsumma Pride March, where he revealed the Victorian Government’s plan to prohibit LGBTI+ conversion practices […]

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Gay man shares his experience with conversion therapy on Today

Gay man shares his experience with conversion therapy on Today

Channel Nine’s Today has aired an interview with an Australian man sharing his experiences and warning of the dangers of LGBT+ conversion therapy. Speaking with host Georgie Gardner, Chris Csabs explains how he first made contact with the gay conversion movement when he was sixteen years old. “I came out to a pastor at church and […]

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Report identifies harm caused by conversion therapy and urges reform

Report identifies harm caused by conversion therapy and urges reform

A new report released today outlines the harm caused to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by the practice of conversion therapy, and its pervasiveness in Australia’s faith communities. Preventing Harm, Promoting Justice: Responding to LGBT conversion therapy in Australia examines the lived experience of 15 LGBT Australians who have struggled with their sexuality or […]

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