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Feb22

UK psychotherapist resigns over trans conversion therapy debate

POSTED ON // Monday, 22 February 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

UK psychotherapist resigns over trans conversion therapy debate

A prominent British psychotherapist has resigned from the country's leading professional body after it failed to acknowledge the use of conversion therapy on trans people. 

Feb06

Israel a haven for Jewish gay conversion therapy groups

POSTED ON // Saturday, 06 February 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Israel a haven for Jewish gay conversion therapy groups

An American Jewish group ordered to shut down by a New Jersey court is finding candidates for its gay conversion therapy in Israel. 

Jan31

Hawaii considers bill to ban conversion therapy

POSTED ON // Sunday, 31 January 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Hawaii considers bill to ban conversion therapy

Hawaii may join California, Illinois and Oregon in banning gay conversion therapy services for minors. 

Jan30

London mental health service shuts after 31 years

POSTED ON // Saturday, 30 January 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

London mental health service shuts after 31 years

A UK charity that has specialised in mental health services for LGBT+ people is closing down after 31 years. 

Jan29

Mental Health patient deaths rise 20% in the UK

POSTED ON // Friday, 29 January 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

 Mental Health patient deaths rise 20% in the UK

The number of unexpected deaths among mental health patients have risen by more than 20 per cent over the last three years, according to the UK’s Pink News. 

Jan28

New Victorian watchdog will have power to ban ‘conversion therapy’ advocates

POSTED ON // Thursday, 28 January 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

New Victorian watchdog will have power to ban ‘conversion therapy’ advocates

Anti-gay ‘conversion therapy’ services could be outlawed in Victoria under a new government watchdog. 

Jan17

Forum to discuss the conditions of transgender prisoners in Queensland

POSTED ON // Sunday, 17 January 2016 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Forum to discuss the conditions of transgender prisoners in Queensland

A ‘Transgenders in Prison’ seminar will look at the needs of Queenslanders living with gender dysphoria behind bars.

Dec06

London borough appoints transwoman as Mental Health Champion

POSTED ON // Sunday, 06 December 2015 Written by // Andrew Shaw

London borough appoints transwoman as Mental Health Champion

A transgender local councillor in the London borough of Islington has become the borough’s first ‘Mental Health Champion’.

Nov19

Commitee reaches impasse on Qld partnerships bill as advocates warn of mental health consequences

POSTED ON // Thursday, 19 November 2015 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Commitee reaches impasse on Qld partnerships bill as advocates warn of mental health consequences

A Queensland parliamentary committee investigating the Relationships (Civil Partnerships) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015 has reached a stalemate. 

Nov16

NZ LGBTI youth get government mental health funding

POSTED ON // Monday, 16 November 2015 Written by // Andrew Shaw

NZ LGBTI youth get government mental health funding

LGBTI young people across New Zealand have benefited from a government grant to support mental health. 

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