Researchers from La Trobe University will investigate the impact conversion therapy practises have had on LGBTQI Australians. The research comes at a time the Victorian …
International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) falls every year on May 17.
“As survivors we want Australians to know it is not just the practice that is harmful, but that much of the damage is done by the ideology that underpins the pseudo-therapies.”
The study found that 71 per cent of LGBTI Australians didn’t reach out to support services during their last mental health crisis.
Co-author of the Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) Survivor Statement, Chris Csabs, advocacy and support group for LGBTI people of faith and their allies Brave Network Melbourne, and legal advocacy body Equality Australia have all praised the commitment to combat LGBTI conversion therapy.
The new tool will be brief and easy to use, specially tailored to the issues facing people with HIV.
“Fertility clinics have come a long way, but some LGBTI patients still find clinics to be unwelcoming to same-sex families”