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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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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 Network conversion therapy

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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QNews Magazine contributor John Taggart opens up about his experiences in “gay conversion” therapy and explains just why it’s so dangerous. “Homosexuality is not of the Lord,” Father D said quietly. I sat in a prayer circle, holding hands with a Catholic housemate on one side, and Father D on the other. “Help this child …

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Chloe Grace Moretz Miseducation of Cameron Post movie still

Although The Miseducation of Cameron Post‘s 1993 setting may have people believe that the gay conversion camps at the film’s centre are a thing of the past – and easy to mock as a symbol of how backwards society’s thoughts on therapy was – this treatment is still sadly legal in a large number of American …

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The Greens have passed a motion in the Senate condemning harmful “gay conversion” therapy. The motion condemned “all forms of gender and sexual orientation change efforts” and called on the federal government to advocate Australia’s states and territories ban the practices. “Gay conversion” or “reparative” therapy is the dangerous and discredited practice of attempting to …

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Troye Sivan gay conversion therapy

Troye Sivan has said he hopes his new movie about “gay conversion” therapy will show parents the damage the discredited practices can do to LGBTIQ youth. Boy Erased, based on conversion therapy survivor Garrard Conley’s 2016 memoir of the same name, recounts Conely’s childhood in a religious family in Arkansas who sent him to a …

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