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Conversion therapy banned by Australian state and punishable with prison term

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Boy, 14, killed by box jellyfish which 'wrapped its 6.5ft tentacles around him'World turns yellow and blue in solidarity with Ukraine following Russian invasionMan arrested after 'planning party to celebrate Queen getting Covid'‘The shame and mental harm caused by this is deep and long lasting.’Transgender Victoria chief executive, Mama Alto, said: ‘Now that these practices are unlawful… trans, gender diverse, and non-binary Victorians can be protected from these harms and experience better mental health outcomes.‘The message is clear: we are not wrong, we are not broken, and we are as equally human as anybody else.’Conversion therapy is soon to be outlawed in the UK for those who are under 18 and for vulnerable people – but this has been criticised as it is still legal for adults if they have ‘given free and informed consent’.Many activists do not believe adults can truly consent to such practices.Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews@metro.co.uk.For more stories like this, check our news page.Not convinced?

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