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gay conversion therapy


Google has come under fire for continuing to feature an app accused of promoting harmful “gay conversion” therapy in the company’s Play Store. Living Hope Ministries, the US-based creator of the app, refers to gay and transgender people as “sexually broken” individuals and the “gay lifestyle is spiritually and physically harmful”. The app gives users …

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Labor leader Bill Shorten

The Australian Labor Party has decided against criminalising the dangerous practice of “gay conversion” therapy in a policy proposal at their national conference this week. In its draft platform, the party originally had a policy that “opposes the practice of so-called conversion and reparative therapies on diverse sexuality and genders and seeks to criminalise these …

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Indonesia gay exorcism

LGBTIQ people in Indonesia are undergoing religious “exorcisms” as a form of “gay conversion” therapy in a bid to cure their “demonic” homosexuality. The Islamic exorcisms, known as “ruqyah”, are being used in parts of Indonesia to cure various physical and mental illnesses. The rituals are televised by an Indonesian TV program of the same …

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Queensland doctors have launched a survey in a bid to uncover the extent of dangerous “gay conversion” therapies still going in the state. Dr Fiona Bisshop from Fortitude Valley’s Holdsworth House and and Gold Coast sexual health specialist Dr Stuart Aitken set up their Gender & Sexuality Conversion Therapy Survey to gather people’s current experiences …

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Still of Boy Erased, upcoming gay conversion therapy drama starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Troye Sivan

There’s no denying that ‘Boy Erased’ is likely to stir up emotions. It centres on the barbaric practice of gay conversion therapy. However, I found the film less effective than expected. I wanted the movie to make me angry but felt actor/director/writer Joel Edgerton focused more on pleasing the masses than fully exposing the despicable …

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gay conversion

A practitioner of discredited and dangerous “gay conversion” therapy has allegedly been seeking anonymous gay sex online. Norman Goldwasser, an Orthodox Jewish therapist based in Florida, had ties to controversial conversion therapy groups including National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), which promotes dangerous gay conversion therapies, according to Pink News. LGBTIQ activist …

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A new podcast by the producers of highly anticipated gay conversion therapy drama Boy Erased explores the history and horrors of harmful “gay conversion” therapy in the USA. The highly-anticipated film, which will be released in Australia on Thursday, follows the real-life experience of survivor and American writer Garrard Conley and is based on his …

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Still of Boy Erased, upcoming gay conversion therapy drama starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Troye Sivan

The highly-anticipated new film Boy Erased tells the story of a teenager pressured into dangerous “gay conversion” therapy by his religious parents in the US’ Bible belt. Jared Eamons, played by Lucas Hedges, is visciously outed to his parents, played by Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, in a small American town. Fearing a loss of …

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Uniting Church marry same-sex couples postal survey

Uniting Network Australia, the LGBTIQ group within the Uniting Church of Australia, has denounced harmful “gay conversion” therapy and called on other religious organisations to do the same. “Gay conversion” or “ex-gay” therapy is the discredited practice of trying to change sexual orientation using psychological or spiritual means, and it’s been widely condemned by numerous …

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Gay Conversion Therapies in Australia

More than a dozen LGBT survivors of harmful “gay conversion” therapy have shared their experiences in a new report that claims the dangerous practice remains a “real problem” in Australia’s religious communities. “Gay conversion” therapy describes the discredited practice of trying to change sexual orientation using psychological or spiritual means. The Preventing Harm, Promoting Justice: Responding to …

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