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 the leading campaign to end conversion therapy. We are survivors, lawyers, and policy experts working together to protect LGBTQ+ people nationally and around the globe. Born Perfect is a program of National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).