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Pole Dancing or Conversion: when heaven becomes hell, & hell, heaven

Pole Dancing or Conversion: when heaven becomes hell, & hell, heaven

OPINION: David Kernohan LGBTIQ+ culture has some of its strongest moments when it takes an aspect of the dominant culture, highlights, exaggerates, and parodies it. Over the past few months OUTinPerth has been making us aware of an increasing number of conservative and fundamentalist groups and churches being involved in advocating what many of us would […]

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Albany Baptist Church says it is committed to ‘Real Lives’ event

Albany Baptist Church says it is committed to ‘Real Lives’ event

The Albany Baptist Church has responded to the alarm raised by local community group Albany Pride about a ‘Real Lives’ event that is being held at the church next week. OUTinPerth has also learned that the church also plans on holding a youth version of the talk that promotes ‘counselling’ to overcome same-gender attraction or […]

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Albany church removes info for event promoting life ‘beyond LGBTQ+ ideologies’

Albany church removes info for event promoting life ‘beyond LGBTQ+ ideologies’

Albany Baptist Church have removed online promotional materials for an upcoming event, which is suspected to promote harmful LGBTQIA+ conversion practices here in Western Australia. The church had posted information about an event entitled Real Lives, which promises “stories of hope, vision and dignity beyond LGBTQ+ ideologies.” The flyer claimed stories would be told by […]

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Australian advocates welcome UK commitment to conversion therapy ban

Australian advocates welcome UK commitment to conversion therapy ban

Australian LGBTQIA+ advocates have welcomed the news that the UK will be bringing forward a ban on LGBTQIA+ conversion practices, as promised by former Prime Minister Theresa May. UK PM Boris Johnson said his government would be creating legislation to end the “abhorrent practices which can cause mental and physical harm.” Johnson’s government will host […]

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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 practices?

Did WA Labor commit to banning conversion practices?

Mainstream media outlets are reporting today that WA Labor have committed to banning conversion practices, 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 legislation. Responding to an election policy survey […]

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American Psychological Association says conversion practices are dangerous

American Psychological Association says conversion practices are 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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