Gay conversion therapy still prevalent in Australia
Canberra: Therapies to make lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people heterosexual continue to be carried out in several religious communities in Australia, according to a report published on Monday. The study, “Preventing Harm, Promoting Justice: Responding to LGBT conversion therapy in Australia”, is a joint initiative of La Trobe University, the Human Rights Law Centre and Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria, reports Efe news.
“The report reveals the immense trauma and grief participants felt at the prospect of having to choose between their faith or their gender and sexuality, both intimate and important parts of themselves,” said Tim Jones, of La Trobe University, who co-authored the study. (IANS)