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Conversion Therapy

Conversion therapy, also known as “ex-gay” therapy or “reparative” therapy, is a controversial practice that aims to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. This type of therapy is based on the premise that being LGBTI+ is a mental illness or a problem that needs to be fixed, and that an individual can choose to be straight or cisgender …

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Passes Law Banning Conversion Therapy

New Zealand’s parliament on Tuesday near-unanimously passed a legislation that bans practices intended to forcibly change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, known as conversion therapy. The bill, which was introduced by the government last year, passed with 112 votes in favour and eight votes opposed. “This is a great day for New Zealand’s rainbow communities,” Minister …

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Israel's Health Ministry Bans Gay Conversion Therapy

Israel’s Health Ministry Bans Conversion Therapy

Israel’s openly gay health minister on Monday announced health care professionals can no longer practice so-called conversion therapy in the country. “No one needs conversion,” said Nitzan Horowitz after the Israeli Health Ministry published the prohibition. “Lesbians, gay, trans and straight, you are just as good and beautiful as you are.” A Wider Bridge, a U.S.-based organization that describes itself …

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