Trans conversion therapy survivor begs Rishi Sunak to push on with ban: ‘Some would call it torture’

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10/29/2023

Members of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies are growing impatient with Sunak who has yet to deliver on the government’s promise of a ban on trans-inclusive conversion therapy. Although the Tory Party leader has pledged to draft the bill in the King’s Speech in November, heavy pushback from anti-trans MPs has many worried that it won’t go ahead. Among those campaigning for the ban is 76-year-old transgender woman Carolyn Mercer, who is a survivor of conversion therapy Mercer was sent to so-called “gender aversion therapy” as a teenager after confiding in her local vicar about her gender dysphoria and being sent to speak to a psychiatrist.

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