4 February 2019

Daniel Andrews has announced Victoria will ban so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’: “everyone should be able to celebrate who they are with pride. But for far too long and for far too many Victorians, an evil practice has instead peddled in shame and stigma. These activities – commonly referred to as ‘gay conversion therapy’ – claim to be able to change someone’s sexuality or gender identity. What they really are is a most personal form of torture, a cruel practice that perpetuates the idea that LGBTI people are in some way broken. … But it’s not LGBTI people who need to change. It’s our laws.”