Spain’s health minister calls for end to gay ‘conversion therapy’

 | 
04/03/2019

Spain’s health minister called on Wednesday for so-called conversion therapy to be abolished after a report that a branch of the Catholic Church had offered to “cure” gay people. El Diario, an online newspaper, said a reporter posing as a gay man trying to change his sexuality was told to stop watching porn and masturbate less in a counseling session provided by a diocese of the Catholic Church close to the capital Madrid. Its representatives called the report “fake news”. But Maria Luisa Carcedo Roces, Spain’s minister for health, consumption and social welfare, expressed regret that the practice persisted, saying it was illegal. “They are breaking the law therefore, in the first instance, these courses have to be completely abolished,” she said at a press conference. “I thought that in Spain, accepting the various sexual orientations was assumed in all areas, but unfortunately we see that there are still pockets where people are told what their sexual orientation should be,” she added.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 07/17/2024
07/16/2024
The Tel Aviv City Council has approved a proposal by council member Reut Nagar to consider allocating part of the city’s affordable housing project …
Added on: 07/17/2024
07/16/2024
David Omarov, a native of Turkmenistan, says he was arrested and tortured there for being gay — a crime under the country’s repressive regime. …
Added on: 07/17/2024
07/16/2024
California has enacted a landmark law banning schools from outing LGBTQ+ students to their parents or guardians, becoming the first state to ban forced …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 07/16/2024
The Government of Albania has made notable strides in creating a framework to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. However, more …
Added on: 07/15/2024
The Queer Amsterdam foundation has pulled out of organising this year’s Pride Walk, one of the highlights of the annual Pride celebrations in the capital, …
Added on: 07/15/2024
The 22nd Istanbul Pride march set out from Bagdat Street in the city’s Kadikoy district instead of the previously announced start point, as Pride …