ADDED ON: 10/17/2018

Shocking New Report Details the Extent of Gay Conversion Therapy in Australia

10/15/2018 | News.au

A new report has detailed the extent of gay conversion therapy in Australia. The landmark report, conducted by La Trobe University and the Human Rights Law Centre, highlights disturbing testimonies from people who went through a form of gay conversion therapy — some willingly, others by force — in an attempt to become straight. Human rights groups have universally condemned the practice for the deeply harmful physical, psychological and emotional impact it has on those who take part. Gay conversion therapy emerged in the early 1970s, with religious leaders claiming it was possible to “free one’s self” from homosexuality through their faith.

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