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‘Gladiator’, ‘Skyfall’ screenwriter working on conversion therapy feature

‘Gladiator’, ‘Skyfall’ screenwriter working on conversion therapy feature

Celebrated screenwriter John Logan is set to direct his first feature film, exploring the world of LGBTQ+ conversion therapy camps. Deadline has reported the writer and member of the LGBTQIA+ community is moving to the big screen to direct a ‘queer empowerment story’ set in a camp that aims to convert queer and gender diverse […]

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Anti-trans group Binary petition against WA conversion therapy ban

Anti-trans group Binary petition against WA conversion therapy ban

Anti-transgender organisation Binary have launched a petition to block a conversion therapy ban in WA, claiming the McGowan Government are planning to introduce a bill similar to Victoria’s ‘gold-standard’ ban. Binary have a history of rallying against the rights, health and wellbeing outcomes of trans and gender diverse folks, as well as the wider LGBTQIA+ […]

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Did WA Labor commit to banning conversion therapy?

Did WA Labor commit to banning conversion therapy?

Mainstream media outlets are reporting today that WA Labor have committed to banning conversion therapy, but has the party really given that strong a commitment? As OUTinPerth first reported earlier this week, after months of being asked, WA Labor finally gave a response on this issue of conversion therapy legislation. Responding to an election policy […]

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American Psychological Association says conversion therapy is dangerous

American Psychological Association says conversion therapy is dangerous

The American Psychological Association, one of the world’s largest professional groups from psychologists, has released a formal position on conversion therapy as it relates to people’s gender identity, saying the practice causes harm and discrimination. The group has long declared that conversion therapy is harmful to people on the basis of sexuality, but has now […]

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Religious freedom, misinformation and ‘conversion therapy’

Religious freedom, misinformation and ‘conversion therapy’

OPINION Colin Longworth is a psychologist in private practice and long term volunteer with Living Proud and it’s predecessor organisations. It seems to me that opposition to protecting the public from the ‘noxious weed of ‘conversion therapy’ is raising its ugly head again in Western Australia. Partly it seems, in response to the idea that […]

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Religion and sexuality clash in Ladyhawke and Broods’ ‘Guilty Love’

Religion and sexuality clash in Ladyhawke and Broods’ ‘Guilty Love’

One of our favourite music makers Ladyhawke (‘Pip’ Brown) returns with the new single and video for Guilty Love featuring BROODS. It’s the first single from Ladyhawke’s anticipated new album due for release later this year. It comes hot on the heels of her successful River single which saw her collaborate with PNAU. Pip says […]

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Greens: WA government must commit to removing religious exemptions

Greens: WA government must commit to removing religious exemptions

OPINION In the midst of the campaign for marriage equality in Australia three and a half years ago, the ‘gay wedding cake’ scenario quickly emerged as the international symbol of the simmering tensions between the campaign for rights for the LGBTIQ+ community, and religious rights. Cases of bakers in the US and the UK refusing […]

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Religious groups push fear campaign over possible WA conversion therapy bill

Religious groups push fear campaign over possible WA conversion therapy bill

ACL volunteer claims they’ve been told Victoria’s conversion therapy ban will see Western Australian pastors extradited to Victoria to face a decade in prison. On the 26th February former head of the Australian Christian Lobby Lyle Shelton was a guest on the 20Twenty program on Vision Radio Australia. The daily current affairs program commentary on […]

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Former PM John Howard calls for schools to retain religious exemptions

Former PM John Howard calls for schools to retain religious exemptions

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard has called on the government to retain provisions that allow schools to fire teachers who do not meet the standards of their religion. The former Liberal leader said schools should be able to hire people based on their religious beliefs in the same way that it is accepted that […]

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New Zealand commits to introducing laws to ban conversion therapy

New Zealand commits to introducing laws to ban conversion therapy

New Zealand has committed to bringing in legislation that will outlaw conversion therapy and other practices that aim to suppress a person’s sexuality or gender identity. Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern had previously voiced a commitment to brining in the laws, but now the government has set a timeline for bringing in the legislation. The Greens […]

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