Community Consultation on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conversion Practices in Tasmania

Are you an LGBTIQ+ Tasmanian who has experienced conversion practices? Do you have any knowledge of these practices in Tasmania? If so, the Tasmania Law Reform Institute (TLRI) needs to hear from you.

The TLRI is currently looking into Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Conversion Practices in Tasmania.

Conversion Practices are efforts to change or suppress the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTIQ+ people in the belief that these are the result of a dysfunction in individuals. These practices are harmful to LGBTIQ+ people and Queensland, Victoria and the ACT have all recently banned or declared an intention to ban Conversion Practices.

Do you have any experience or knowledge of these practices in Tasmania? If so, the TLRI wants to hear from you.

You can share your thoughts by following these steps by Thursday 28 January 2021:

  1. Go to the survey here.
  2. Make sure you answer the first three questions — after that you can skip to the end or do the rest of the survey if you choose.
  3. You can then pick whether your contribution is anonymous (so even the TLRI don’t know your name), confidential to the TLRI or public.

If you would like to share your thoughts or experiences of SOGI Conversion Practices with TasCOSS or need help making a submission, please contact Liam Dunn, Education Policy Officer, on (03) 6169 9510 or email Liam.