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Gay conversion therapy film at London festival hits home for campaigners

Gay conversion therapy film at London festival hits home for campaigners

The contentious practice of gay conversion therapy was in the spotlight at the British spin-off of the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, a move welcomed by gay rights activists. The film, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, tells the story of a teenage girl in the United States caught kissing a female friend after prom, and […]

Malaysia: University forum to ‘convert’ LGBT students criticised

Malaysia: University forum to ‘convert’ LGBT students criticised

(Reuters) A Malaysian university has held a forum to ‘convert’ LGBT students, drawing condemnation from rights activists, media reported on Wednesday Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Muslim Students Association held the forum last month, media reported.

Australia: Crackdown On Gay Conversion Therapy

Australia: Crackdown On Gay Conversion Therapy

In Australia, the Victoria government intends to introduce specific powers to root out unregistered practitioners making unproven claims about conversion therapy, that is, those who claim they can cure homosexuality. The legislation will empower a Health Complaints Commissioner, who will have the power to ban such therapists, who are responsible for putting people’s physical and […]

China: First Lawsuit Against Gay Conversion Therapy

A Chinese gay man is taking legal action against a gay conversion therapy clinic and China’s top search engine for being traumatised following electro-shock therapy.  The shock treatment was administered after he was told to think about men. The gay man, giving his name as Xiao Zhen, is suing Xinyu Piaoxiang clinic,

UK: Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy “Has No Place in NHS” Says Health Minister

UK: Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy “Has No Place in NHS” Says Health Minister

The British health minister has written that so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’ has “no place” in the UK’s National Health Service. Norman Lamb, a Member of Parliament for the Liberal Democrats, has also asked the NHS in England for assurances that doctors will not refer patients to such treatment. According to The Guardian, fifteen British MPs have […]

Northern Ireland: LGBT Community Protest ‘Gay Cure’ Event

Northern Ireland: LGBT Community Protest ‘Gay Cure’ Event

Roughly 40 protesters gathered outside Ballynahinch Baptist Church in County Down over the weekend to voice their anger over the organisation of an event which promoted gay ‘conversion therapy’. Members of Northern Ireland’s LGBT community protested outside the Church last Saturday afternoon (January 18) during the ‘Setting Love in Order’ conference, run by the Christian Concern […]

Governor Chris Christie bans conversion therapy

Monday morning  (19th} Governor Chris Christie signed legislation banning the practice of gay conversion therapy on minors in New Jersey. The bill,, Assembly Bill 3371  was first introduced in October 2012,  and “prohibits counseling to change the sexual orientation of a minor.” It passed both houses of the legislature with bipartisan majorities in June of […]