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US: Maryland Enacts Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Youth from ‘Conversion Therapy’

US: Maryland Enacts Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Youth from ‘Conversion Therapy’

Yesterday (15th) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) along with FreeState Justice, a legal advocacy organization that seeks to improve the lives of LGBTQ Marylanders, and WISE, claimed victory as Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan, signed into law SB 1028 — critical legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy’. With […]

Hawaii: House of Reps Passes Bill to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

Hawaii: House of Reps Passes Bill to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

LGBT rights group, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have hailed a vote by Hawaii’s House of Representatives, approving SB 270 — legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy’. Several amendments were added to the bill, sending it to conference committee before it can move to Governor David Ige’s […]

Irish Senator proposes bill to ban LGBT conversion therapies

Irish Senator proposes bill to ban LGBT conversion therapies

An Irish Senator has introduced a bill that would ban so-called conversion therapies claiming to ‘cure’ LGBT people. Fintan Warfield, a senator with Irish nationalist party, Sinn Fein, proposed the bill on Wednesday, to ban conversion therapy as a “deceptive and harmful act or practice against a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity and, or gender […]

US: WA State Legislature Sends Bill on LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’ to Governor Inslee

US: WA State Legislature Sends Bill on LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’ to Governor Inslee

Last week, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, urged Washington Governor Jay Inslee to sign SB 5722 — legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy’.   Previously passed by both chambers, the Washington State Senate concurred with amendments that had been added by […]

US: Legislation to Protect LGBTQ Youth from ‘Conversion Therapy’ in WA

Yesterday (16th) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, hailed a vote by Washington state’s House Committee on Health Care & Wellness advancing SB 5722 — legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy.’ HRC urged the Washington House of Representatives to pass the measure, […]

Trump-Pence’s Anti-LGBT Nominee Confirmed for Lifetime Judicial Appointment

Trump-Pence’s Anti-LGBT Nominee Confirmed for Lifetime Judicial Appointment

Rights groups have denounced the confirmation of L. Steven Grasz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Grasz was confirmed with a vote of 50-48. “We are deeply disappointed that Senate Republicans have voted to confirm a nominee who is clearly unfit to serve as a federal judge,” said HRC Government […]

LGBT Activists Urge Global End To Electric Shocks, Pills To ‘Cure’ Gay People

LGBT Activists Urge Global End To Electric Shocks, Pills To ‘Cure’ Gay People

When Bisi Alimi came out as gay in Nigeria, his parents took him to a church where he underwent seven days of isolation, prayers and fasting to be ‘cured’ of homosexuality, he said. The experience, which prompted him to attempt suicide at the age of 17, is common for gay people from Nigeria to China […]