You can help end LGBTIQA+
conversion practices in Tasmania.
Tasmania needs a law that will stop
not encourage them!
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Tasmanian conversion survivors tell their stories
Tasmanian conversion practice survivors have harrowing stories to tell about the damage these practices cause.
Hear Bron’s story and Glen’s story:
Researchers explain: conversion practices still happen and cause lifelong harm
Researcher Dr Ruby Grant talks about the prevalence of conversion practices in Tasmania and the harm these practices cause:
Research from the University of Tasmania and Melbourne’s La Trobe University shows that:
- 1 in 20 LGBTIQA+ Tasmanians have been through formal conversion practices in the last two years.
- Tasmanian churches have admitted they still carry out conversion practices.
- Conversion survivors are three to four times more likely than other LGBTIQA+ people to have PTSD and attempted suicide.
Tasmanian people of faith want conversion practices banned
Many Tasmanian faith leaders want the Government to ban conversion practices as quickly as possible.
Hear Rev Fiona Morrison talk about the need to ban conversion practices:
A health expert talks about conversion legislation and gender
What do conversion practices look like for trans and gender diverse people? A Tasmanian doctor explains why legislation is needed to prevent trans conversion practices and why gender treatment for young people won’t change.
Debunking myths about conversion legislation
Listen to the facts, not the fearmongering.
Supporters of conversion practices raise a range of objections to banning such practices. They say a ban:
– Will infringe free speech and freedom of religion
– Will prevent doctors from properly treating trans young people
– Should only deal with non-consenting conversion practices
Tasmanian conversion survivors. Bron Larkins and Glen Worrell, debunk the myths:
The Tasmanian Law Reform Institute exploded all these myths about conversion practices.