Gay Conversion Therapy

03 July 2018

I am deeply concerned by recent comments made by the new head of the Australian Christian Lobby, Martyn Iles, in relation to gay conversion therapy.

Gay conversion therapy is a practice which is not only outdated, but completely discredited and dangerous.

For many young people, it can be difficult enough coming to grips with the fact that they aren’t heterosexual or cisgender.

The last thing they need is for groups like the ACL to try to “counsel” them. What they need is support.

Mr Turnbull needs to send a message to young LGBTIQ people that they aren’t broken and don’t need to be fixed. He should unequivocally condemn this shameful, toxic practice.