Tag: End Conversion Therapy

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Change Efforts (SOGIECE) Dialogue Event and Research

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Change Efforts (SOGIECE), is a broad set of treatments, practices, or sustained efforts that aim to repress, discourage, or change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, also known as “conversion therapy”.

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Social Justice and Public Health

Social justice and public health are intrinsically linked. Right now, the world is seeing how the need for improving social justice is reaching a boiling point. If we want to improve public health, we must engage in social justice now.

Ending Conversion Therapy: Next Steps

Through the fall of 2019, we ran a crowdfunding campaign to support survivors of conversion therapy. We talked about it a lot. The campaign officially ended on December 31, and we’re so pleased to report that over $5,100 was raised to support this important health and social issue! Update as of February 2020: Thanks to …

The Threat & Reality of Conversion Therapy in Canada

Guest post by Dr Travis Salway Assistant Professor, Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University Affiliated Researcher, BC Centre for Disease Control and Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity When I was a teenager, I did my best to hide the fact that I was gay. I had a girlfriend and a buzzcut and avoided talking …

Reflections: Conversion Therapy Survivors Dialogue – Part 2

Read through part 1 of this series for Katie’s reflections and key takeaways from attending a conversion therapy survivors dialogue event. What does conversion therapy have to do with public health? Public health is about preventing disease and injury, promoting health, ensuring that everyone has the same opportunities to achieve their optimal health (health equity), …

Reflections: Conversion Therapy Survivors Dialogue – Part 1

By Katie Koncan, Senior Development Officer November 2nd was a day I had been looking forward to for the past 7 weeks. On that remarkably crisp and sunny November morning, I was lucky enough to be allowed to attend a private dialogue event of individuals, researchers, allies and activists, leaders, and policy whizzes who were …

Newsletter #5: October 2019

We’ve just sent out our latest newsletter: it’s our fifth one already! If you didn’t receive it, you can view it online here. To make sure you never miss another one, you can subscribe here. Happy reading!