In Depth

A Tasmanian survivor's story on conversion practices

Isobel Cootes
By Isobel Cootes
Updated July 1 2021 - 2:31pm, first published February 21 2021 - 5:30pm
'You feel a lot of shame, you feel worthless': conversion practice survivor

John* has recounted the denial, grief and trauma he experienced growing up in Tasmania as a homosexual man in a Christian church, including an exorcism he was forced to partake in.

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Isobel Cootes

Isobel Cootes

Journalist

Sports reporter at The Canberra Times. A Novocastrian with a passion for football (or soccer as they call it in the capital) via The Examiner and The Port Lincoln Times.