Why Global Citizens Should Care
Victoria has become the third jurisdiction in Australia to outlaw the harmful practice of LGBTQ+ conversion therapy.
The state’s parliament finally passed the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill with 27 votes to nine after a hefty 12-hour discussion, according to SBS News. The amendments make any therapy that attempts to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity in Victoria illegal and includes significant fines and jail time.
The discredited practice of conversion therapy can include electroconvulsive therapy, forced isolation, aversion…