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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 Mental Health Minister to tackle conversion practices

Calls for Mental Health Minister to tackle conversion practices

LGBTIQA+ rights organisation just.equal says Western Australia’s Mental Health Minister Stephen Dawson has provided a response to their concerns about conversion and suppression practices, but advocates say his answer is “vague”. The Minister has responded to a letter from just.equal sent in May, which asked for greater detail about what the McGowan government was doing […]

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Conversion practices for minors banned in Minnesota

Conversion practices for minors banned in Minnesota

Conversion practices on minors have been banned in the US State of Minnesota with Governor Tim Walz signing an executive order just a few minutes ago. “It is a day to celebrate, this is a day that says bring your authentic self, you’ll be seen, heard, and loved, in this state, and we want you […]

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Opinion: Real Lives, ‘ex-gays’ does it matter?

Opinion: Real Lives, ‘ex-gays’ does it matter?

OPINION: David Kernohan We are seeing an increasing number of churches hosting talks by the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) and the ‘ex-gay’ organisation True Identity. Does this matter?  For the majority of us, who have scant interest in what churches do or do not do, we may read of these events and roll our eyes, thinking […]

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Canada passes bill banning sexuality and gender conversion practices

Canada passes bill banning sexuality and gender conversion practices

Canadian lawmakers have passed a bill outlawing LGBTQ+ conversion practices. The bill, which was an election commitment of  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party, passed with 263 politicians voting for the laws and 63 voting against the change. The legislation will now move to the senate for further consideration. The issue split members of the […]

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Peter Abetz defends the Australian Christian Lobby’s ‘Real Lives’ program

Peter Abetz defends the Australian Christian Lobby’s ‘Real Lives’ program

Warning: This article contains mentions of conversion practices, sexual assault The Australian Christian Lobby’s State Director Peter Abetz has defended the ‘Real Lives’ program that it conducts in association with ‘ex-gay’ organisation True Identity. Speaking to Liam Bartlett on 6PR’s Mornings program Abetz said it was unfair to describe the program as promoting conversion practices. […]

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Future medical professionals stand against conversion therapy

Future medical professionals stand against conversion therapy

To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHoBIT), the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) have voted unanimously to support survivors of LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy. National Australian student medical societies voted in favour of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts (SOGICE) Survivor Statement at AMSA’s National Council over the weekend. The […]

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Senate passes motion to work towards ending conversion therapy

Senate passes motion to work towards ending conversion therapy

The Senate has passed a motion this week urging the federal government to work with states and territories to stop the practice of conversion therapy aimed at the LGBTIQ+ community. The motion put forward by Greens Senator Janet Rice calls on the Morrison government to work with other government leaders to outlaw the dangerous ‘therapies’. […]

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