Queensland Protects LGBTQ People from Conversion Therapy

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The northeast Australian state of Queensland protected LGBTQ+ Australians from conversion therapy this week when State Parliament voted 47-41 to approve health legislation, according to the Star Observer.

Queensland is home to more than five million Australians. Its capital city is Brisbane.

While Queensland protects LGBTQ Australians from conversion therapy upon both minors and adults, survivor-led groups SOGICE Survivors and Brave Network say the law does not go far enough, as it omits care that occurs in unlicensed settings.

Born Perfect is a survivor-led program created by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) in 2014 to end conversion therapy by passing laws across the country that protect LGBTQ children and young people, fighting in courtrooms to ensure their safety, and raising awareness about the serious harms caused by these dangerous practices. https://bornperfect.org

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