In Depth

Tasmanian conversion therapy survivor speaks out amid calls for reform

Sarah Davison
By Sarah Davison
Updated August 22 2021 - 1:09pm, first published August 21 2021 - 6:00pm
Mark* spent 21 years undergoing conversion therapy before accepting that he could not change his sexual orientation. Picture: Paul Scambler

By the time Mark* reached his 52nd birthday, he had undergone 21 years of conversion therapy and three exorcisms.

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Sarah Davison

Sarah Davison

Journalist

Education reporter at The Examiner, with an additional focus on issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community. With a background in Psychology, Sarah completed her Master's thesis on the Australian media's coverage of familicide. Get in touch: sarah.davison@examiner.com.au or 0448 682 861