SOC V7 English2012 (see pg 16) PATHA - Statement in support of AusPATH (see para 3 in main article - refers to 'reparative therapy') The Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA) committee would like to express collegial and professional support for those working professionally for transgender health in Australia during a time where there are media attacks against the provision of gender-affirming care in that country.
PATHA supports the increasing focus in both countries on informed consent models of gender-affirming care in position statements, standards, and guidelines developed and endorsed by both the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH) and PATHA. These are based on local and international research, and user feedback in this rapidly-developing area of medical care. OECD LGBTI 2020 Over The Rainbow NEW ZEALAND (mentions banning conversion therapy on pg 3) Green Party calls to end conversion therapy now - Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. Ending ‘conversion therapy’ Humanists UK has campaigned for a ban on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ or ‘gay cure’ therapy for many decades.
Conversion therapy is a discredited and harmful practice, usually rooted in false and often pseudoscientific religious beliefs about what causes people to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans. It often happens in secret in closed-off religious communities, but evidence shows that it leads to lasting damage for the people subjected to these ‘treatments’. It can result in lasting mental scars, self-harm, and even suicide. Victims are often young and vulnerable, and are more likely to face abuse from their families or communities because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. About us- Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. At Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust we provide mental health and learning disability services in Norfolk and Suffolk.
At the Trust, we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life. Service users and carers are at the centre of all aspects of our work and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems, or who need to improve their wellbeing, to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. We aim to be recognised as a national leader through the provision and co-ordination of high quality, excellent and cost-effective services, together with a commitment to research and innovation. About Conversion Therapy – The Trevor Project. What is “conversion therapy?”
Conversion therapy refers to any of several dangerous and discredited practices aimed at changing an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. For example, that could mean attempting to change someone’s sexual orientation from lesbian, gay, or bisexual to straight or their gender identity from transgender or nonbinary to cisgender. Guideline for salvationists gay conversion therapies. ‘Soul-destroying’: What conversion therapy in NZ looks like. After two unsuccessful petitions in 2019, Labour is finally promising to ban conversion therapy in the upcoming election.
Sherry Zhang talks to Anna* about what conversion therapy was like and what a ban on its practise would mean. “It makes me want to cry. It makes me feel seen, like I’m not just making shit up.” That’s how Anna, who underwent conversion therapy as a young adult, describes the news that Labour will ban the controversial practice if re-elected. The cruel, dangerous reality of gay conversion therapy. Getty Images / AFP Contributor / Contributor Gabriel Arana was a teenager when his parents found out he was gay.
His mother, concerned his life would be “too difficult” as a gay man, immediately booked an appointment with a therapist, Joseph Nicolosi, who promised to “cure” him of his homosexuality. Arana, who later wrote about the experience for American Prospect in 2012, was experiencing what is often referred to as “gay conversion therapy” – therapy intended to get rid of same sex attraction. He is not alone. A recent £4.5 million government survey found that 2 per cent of its 108,000 UK respondents had undergone conversion therapy; a further 5 per cent had been offered it.
An LGBTQ+ action plan has been created in response to the report, with prime minister Theresa May pledging an end to the practice. “Our intent is protect people who are vulnerable to harm or violence, whether that occurs in a medical, commercial or faith-based context,” she wrote. Experience: I was a gay-conversion therapist. I moved out of home when I was 18.
My first place was an apartment and I became friendly with the guy who lived above me. I was having a beer with him one night and asked him if he was gay. I told him I had always wondered whether I was. I had sex with him that night. He was much older than me, and I wasn’t attracted to him, but I wanted to experience what it was like to be with a man. Slowly, I started to come to terms with my gay identity. The idea of being alone scared me. One day, I was in the car and heard a radio ad for a Christian conference.
I met my wife at church. I began working with my counsellor to help other gay Christians. That honesty came back to bite me. That was the start of a journey. My faith in God is just as strong, if not stronger, than it has ever been. Hopefully, I can find some personal happiness in relationships. Gay conversion therapy: Hundreds of religious leaders call for ban. Charities backing ‘gay conversion therapy’ need to be investigated, say campaigners. Charities that offer “gay conversion therapy” should be investigated and stripped of their charity status if they do not cease the practice, campaigners and politicians have said.
Civil Society News has identified a number of registered charities that say they will “support” LGBT people who want to “transform”, or offer services to people “who voluntarily seek change in sexual preference and expression”. Two years ago the government said it would look to introduce a ban on such activity, and Liz Truss said today that plans would be published soon. She told Parliament: “We have commissioned research to look at the scope of these practices in the UK, and when we receive that research back we will publish our plans shortly.” The day I met a ‘gay conversion therapist’ “Reparative Therapy” is Legal for Adults. Here’s Why it Shouldn’t Be. Photo by Rosemary Ketchum from Pexels Most Americans have probably at least heard of conversion therapy, a broad term encompassing various dangerous practices aimed at changing the gender identity or sexual orientation of an individual.
These practices have historically included everything from hypnosis to electroconvulsive shock therapy to behavioral correction, many of which are still used today. Conversion therapy has been a widely discussed topic in recent years, whether that’s because Vice President Mike Pence has debatably come out in support of it or because numerous survivors have come forward to speak out about the abuse they suffered because of it. The Lies and Dangers of Efforts to Change Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity - HRC. Organizational Positions on Reparative Therapy Declaration on the Impropriety and Dangers of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts We, as national organizations representing millions of licensed medical and mental health care professionals, educators, and advocates, come together to express our professional and scientific consensus on the impropriety, inefficacy, and detriments of practices that seek to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, commonly referred to as “conversion therapy.”