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Tasmanian doctors voice their support for conversion therapy bans

Tasmanian doctors voice their support for conversion therapy bans

Forty Tasmanian doctors have signed an open letter to Tasmania’s politicians in support of the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute’s recommendation for a ban on LGBTIQA+ conversion practices. The open letter was organised by GPs, Dr Miranda Hann and Dr Shannon Lovell-Greene. Dr Hann said conversion therapy and toehr change and suppression techniques can cause significant […]

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Singaporeans alarmed by ‘conversion therapy’ promotion

Singaporeans alarmed by ‘conversion therapy’ promotion

Singaporeans have shared their concern about a new business which appeared to promote conversion practices. Images of a business named Neil Conversion Clinic spread online with the sign outside the business listing conversion therapy practices for SD$300.00 per hour, or a discounted rate of SD$555.00 for a double session. @liveleaveleefu gotta be kidding me…♬ abcdefu […]

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WA government’s lack of action on conversion therapy in the spotlight

WA government’s lack of action on conversion therapy in the spotlight

The Western Australian government has been asked to take legislative action against conversion therapy. The government is currently holding a parliamentary inquiry into the operation of Esther House, a substance abuse facility that has been accused of using suppression and change practices as part of their treatment program. Previous clients of the facility have shared […]

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Theresa May calls for gender conversion practice ban

Theresa May calls for gender conversion practice ban

Former British Prime Minister Theresa May has urged currently leader Boris Johnson to include a ban on gender based conversion and suppression practices when considering proposed legislation. Back in March the British government signaled that it might completely drop plans to bring in laws banning conversion therapy practices. Following a public backlash the plan was […]

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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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Doctors called for state based conversion practice bans

Doctors called for state based conversion practice bans

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) says all states should have laws that ban practices that seek to alter a person’s sexuality or gender identity. A new position statement released by the professional body identifies a wide range of issues where health professionals can improve their services to LGBTIQA+ people. They call for all states to […]

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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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