Queensland has become the first state in Australia to criminalise so-called gay conversion therapy. Photo: DPAQueensland has become the first state in Australia to criminalise so-called gay conversion therapy. Photo: DPA
Queensland has become the first state in Australia to criminalise so-called gay conversion therapy. Photo: DPA

Gay conversion therapy outlawed in Australia’s Queensland in boost for LGBT rights

  • Health care professionals could now face 18 months in jail for attempting to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation, under the new law
  • Worldwide, several countries have partially or fully outlawed gay conversion therapy, including Malta, Brazil and Germany

Topic |   Australia
Queensland has become the first state in Australia to criminalise so-called gay conversion therapy. Photo: DPAQueensland has become the first state in Australia to criminalise so-called gay conversion therapy. Photo: DPA
Queensland has become the first state in Australia to criminalise so-called gay conversion therapy. Photo: DPA
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