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New Zealand: Bill to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy

New Zealand: Bill to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy

(Reuters) – New Zealand introduced on Friday legislation that proposes up to five years in prison for practices intended to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, known as LGBT conversion therapy. The proposed measures were aimed at ending such practices, which do not work, are widely discredited, and cause harm, Justice […]

UK: PM pledges to exempt prayer from LGBT+ conversion therapy ban

UK: PM pledges to exempt prayer from LGBT+ conversion therapy ban

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said prayer for someone exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity will not be criminalised in any conversion therapy ban, as LGBT+ activists and conservative Christians clash over the issue. Johnson said that “appropriate pastoral support (including prayer)” would remain legal, in a letter to the Evangelical Alliance, a […]

10 main LGBT+ issues for 2021

10 main LGBT+ issues for 2021

From the United States to Japan, the list of countries mulling legislation that impacts LGBT+ rights in 2021 is lengthy, encompassing issues from [homosexuality] to so-called conversion therapy to same-sex marriage. Conversion therapy will be a major theme in 2021 with potential national bans being considered in Britain, Israel and Mexico.

Mexico City lawmakers vote to outlaw LGBT+ conversion therapy

Mexico City lawmakers vote to outlaw LGBT+ conversion therapy

Lawmakers in Mexico City on Friday voted to ban conversion therapy, part of a small but growing movement to end the practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Under Mexico City’s proposal, which needs further approval before taking effect, anyone who forces someone to undergo the practice can be punished […]

Instagram bans ‘conversion therapy’ content as opposition grows

Instagram bans ‘conversion therapy’ content as opposition grows

Instagram said on Friday it would block content that promotes so-called conversion therapy, which aims to alter a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, as pressure to ban the practice grows. The social media giant announced earlier this year it would no longer allow adverts for conversion therapy services, which can range from counselling and […]

Albania: Psychologists barred from conducting gay ‘conversion therapy’

Albania: Psychologists barred from conducting gay ‘conversion therapy’

Albania’s leading psychologists’ organisation has barred members from carrying out so-called ‘conversion therapy’, as countries around the world consider laws to ban the controversial practice. The Order of Psychologists said members would face disciplinary proceedings if they carried out the treatment, which is based on the belief that being gay or transgender is a mental […]

Germany bans ‘gay conversion therapy’ for minors

Germany bans ‘gay conversion therapy’ for minors

Germany has banned so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’ for minors, as a growing number of countries review legislation regarding the controversial practice. German lawmakers voted on Thursday to prohibit so-called ‘conversion therapies’ for anyone aged under 18, but stopped short of an outright ban, with advertising or offering treatment carrying fines of 30,000 Euros, or up […]

9 Countries Seek to Ban Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’

9 Countries Seek to Ban Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’

From electric shocks to ‘praying away the gay’, global momentum is growing to ban so-called ‘conversion therapy’, with bills drawn up in nine countries, a rights group said on Wednesday. The United States, Canada, Chile, Mexico, and Germany are among countries seeking to outlaw the treatment, based on the belief that being gay or transgender […]

Australian state mulls first gay ‘conversion therapy’ ban

Australian state mulls first gay ‘conversion therapy’ ban

An Australian state is considering the nation’s first ban and jail sentences for so-called gay conversion therapy, a bid that has sparked division more than two years after the country legalised same-sex marriage. The northeastern state of Queensland introduced a bill in November that would prohibit conversion therapy, with its top health official labelling the […]

US: AMA will support ban on conversion therapy

US: AMA will support ban on conversion therapy

The US physicians’ group, the American Medical Association, announced on Tuesday it would begin supporting a ban on so-called conversion therapy, as well as working toward more inclusive healthcare record-keeping for transgender patients. […] “It is clear to the AMA that the conversion therapy needs to end in the United States, given the risk of […]