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Calls for Premier Mark McGowan to act on conversion practices

Calls for Premier Mark McGowan to act on conversion practices

National lobby group, just.equal, have again called on the McGowan Government to act on LGBTIQ+ conversion practices in the wake of evidence from Albany that a local church is promoting it. just.equal spokesperson, Brian Greig, said the state government could no longer avoid this issue or continue with its claim that national regulation of counsellors […]

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Protestors take on Albany Church over ‘Real Lives’ event

Protestors take on Albany Church over ‘Real Lives’ event

Albany residents have protested an event being held by the town’s Baptist Church that has been labeled as promotion of conversion therapy. Attempts to change or alter the sexuality or gender identity have been condemned by LGBTQIA+ advocates and health professionals, and survivors are leading an international movement against such practices with the SOGICE Survivor Statement. The […]

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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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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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Opponents of conversion therapy laws fight to stop them in WA

Opponents of conversion therapy laws fight to stop them in WA

Former Liberal MP Peter Abetz, who is now the WA director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), says the McGowan Labor Government is considering introducing legislation to ban conversion therapy. “The McGowan government is seriously considering introducing legislation based on Victoria’s Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Bill 2020, which passed its final hurdle in the […]

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James Parker says conversion therapy bans are akin to the Gestapo

James Parker says conversion therapy bans are akin to the Gestapo

Warning: This article contains references to sexual assault. Perth based ex-gay advocate James Parker has spoken about the recent anti-gay conversion therapy laws that have been introduced in Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory comparing them to the Nazi Gestapo, and the Stasi secret police – who operated in communist East Germany. “What’s happening in […]

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Kirralie Smith launches ‘Binary’ saying there is only “male and female”

Kirralie Smith launches ‘Binary’ saying there is only “male and female”

The Australian Conservatives Senate candidate Kirralie Smith has launched a new political lobbying organisation called Binary. The group declare they are focused on promoting the role male and female genders play in society and their belief that gender is binary. The organisation is headed by Smith, a longtime campaigner against transgender rights. Smith said the […]

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Ex-gay James Parker tours regional WA for the ‘No’ campaign

Ex-gay James Parker tours regional WA for the ‘No’ campaign

Prominent ex-gay advocate James Parker is touring regional Western Australia arguing that same-sex couples should not be allowed to get married. Parker, who campaigns against marriage equality and the Safe Schools anti-bullying program, recently appeared at churches in Geraldton and Kalgoorlie sharing his story of conversion from being in a monogamous same-sex relationship to finding […]

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Sponsor exits Sonshine FM following airing of anti-gay rant

Sponsor exits Sonshine FM following airing of anti-gay rant

Fridge and Washer City Joondalup, who were 98five Sonshine FM’s featured sponsor of the week, have pulled their advertising from the station in response to the interview with James Parker. Parker appeared on the station’s Mornings with Mike program on Thursday making a series of claims about gay men including that they had lower life spans due […]

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Activist says gay sex leads to early death on Perth radio

Activist says gay sex leads to early death on Perth radio

Perth’s Christian radio station 98five Sonshine FM has broadcast claims by traditional marriage advocate James Parker who says gay sex leads to an early grave. Parker claims there are a number of unspoken health risks associated with homosexuality that are not discussed in mainstream media. The vocal activist, who often speaks of his conversion to heterosexuality […]

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