ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Submission: Consultation on Prohibition of Conversion Practices in the ACT

Publication date: 
July 2020

ACTCOSS fully supports the passage of the legislation on the prohibition of conversion practices in the ACT. Sexuality and gender identity conversion practices deny affected people their right to live safely and openly in accordance with their gender or sexual identity. Moreover, ACTCOSS understands from our members working with the LGBTQI community, including people who have experienced conversion practices, that these processes can be highly traumatic and have life-long impacts on mental health and wellbeing.