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We can’t delay this any longer. Many parties have committed to banning it, yet the Labour Party has indicated it is not urgent, with no plans to introduce legislation immediately.
Aotearoa should be a place where people of all genders, sexualities, and sex characteristics are accepted. But right now, Rainbow people are being hurt and traumatised through conversion therapy, purely for being true to themselves.
We need to ban conversion therapy, now.
Over the years, there have been multiple petitions asking the Government to ban conversion therapy. It’s caused many parties to commit to banning it, but it has never happened.
In the meantime, these torturous practices are being allowed to continue.
Conversion therapy includes a series of practices used in an attempt to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity through shaming, emotional manipulation and in extreme cases physical trauma. Not only is it unethical, but it has been linked to serious long term mental health issues.
There is absolutely no place for conversion therapy here in Aotearoa - we need to ban conversion therapy, and stop the harm it’s doing now, not later.
Sign on and ask the House of Representatives to urgently prioritise ending conversion therapy.