Saturday, September 18, 2021

New Zealand Bill to Ban LGBTQ Conversion Practices Receives Record 100,000 Submissions

THE GUARDIAN: Activists hopeful the majority of submissions will be in favour, amid previous signs of support and large social media campaign

More than 100,000 people have sent in submissions on New Zealand’s plan to ban LGBTQ conversion practices – more than have ever been made on a piece of legislation.

“We’ve already made history with this movement and we’re not even done,” said Shaneel Lal, an activist and organiser in the movement to ban conversion practices. “People really and truly care about this because in 2021 it is not appropriate to erase queer identities.” » | Tess McClure in Christchurch | Wednesday, September 15, 2021