Zoom link: https://auckland.zoom.us/j/97349822766Or Webinar ID: 973 4982 2766

Hosted by Auckland Pride Festival Director Max Tweedie, join Takatāpui creative Alesha Ahdar, Youth MP Shaneel Lal, Labour MP Marja Lubeck and artist & LGBTQI+ activist Shannon Novak for a discussion on conversion therapy in Aotearoa and activism around banning the practice.

This panel talk was due to take place at Gus Fisher Gallery on 25 March for the Queer Algorithms exhibition, but due to the lock down it was postponed. We are excited to now be able to go ahead with the panel talk online via Zoom.

Conversion therapy is banned in several countries around the world but is still a legal practice in Aotearoa. After the Justice Select Committee's decision not to recommend a ban on conversion therapy, the fight continues to protect the safety and wellbeing of queer people from this practice. The Conversion Therapy Action Group (CTAG) was established to put an end to conversion therapy in Aotearoa and support those who have been through it. Join us as we discuss this controversial practice, its impact on queer communities, and the often-fraught intersection of gender, sexuality, and religion.


  • Free


  • Thu 21 May


  • 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm


  • Level 4, The Kenneth Myers Centre
  • 74 Shortland Street
  • Auckland, 1010