My Aversion to Conversion Therapy

Dr Fiona Bisshop

The outspoken leader of the Australian Christian Lobby, Lyle Shelton, who gets far too much media attention, is a master of conflation who is determined to convince the Australian public that allowing gay folk to marry will lead to the downfall of modern civilization.  His latest stunt is to call for parents of gay and trans children to send their kids to “conversion therapy”.  He makes it sound like sexuality and gender identity are just fads that can be prayed away or forced out of young people’s heads.gaynotgay-300x225

In fact there is a lot of evidence to show that reparative anti-gay therapies cause much harm, and are tantamount to abuse.  Victims of these programs all over the world can attest to the fact that they didn’t work, produced intense mental torment, and caused them to waste huge chunks of their lives being inauthentic. An Australian documentary on the effects of…

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‘I Like’ Friday – Treasures from 1930’s and 1940’s National Geographic Magazines.

SO GORGEOUS… from the fabulous Clare!

I recently had the good fortune to come across a pile of National Geographic from the 1930’s to the 1950’s and as I rifled through them,  I came across some wonderful images along with some equally wonderful captions.

They are totally of their time and I love the fashions, the optimism, the language of the time.

The man carrying the giraffe and the policeman about to go headfirst into the Thames are my favorites!

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Old magazines are so interesting to look through as well as wonderful images.  These National Geographics swept me back in time.

Happy Friday x

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birth | 100 Emotions (a sketching challenge)

This is really lovely so I thought I would share it with y’all xxx

Ramisa Writes

George Bonev

I am enthralled to discover this almost-exhaustive list of inspiring, complex, multilayered words over at cherrytato (an amazing blog, btw). And while the original prompt is to respond with the written word, I’ve decided to switch to sketching instead to expand my creative horizons.

If you are interested, feel free to choose whatever form of medium you wish (writing, sketching, painting, etc.) to undertake this challenge. ❤

For today, this is birth.

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“You are not just selling books. You are providing sanctuary. You are the stewards of sacred spaces.” via ‘A Place of Refuge and Protection’: Roxane Gay Calls on Booksellers to ‘Rise to the Occasion’ — Longreads