UK: Trans community will be included in so-called conversion therapy ban

 | 
03/24/2021

The transgender community will be protected under plans to outlaw so-called conversion therapy, the equalities minister has told ITV News. Calls for the Tory government to implement a ban on the practice have grown since former Prime Minister Theresa May first pledged to stamp it out in 2018. After several high-profile resignations from the government’s LGBT+ Advisory Panel over Whitehall’s perceived sluggishness on the issue, Liz Truss recommitted to a ban. So-called conversion therapy seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or to suppress a person’s gender identity. As our previous investigations at ITV News have shown, conversion therapy involves a range of practices. In extreme cases it can involve rape and exorcism, but it often takes more subtle forms, including prayer and spiritual guidance. Some christians and Conservative MPs have lobbied the government to make allowances for religious freedoms, but campaigners say only a complete ban will ensure the safety of vulnerable people who often consent to conversion therapy without realising the damage it does.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/18/2024
06/18/2024
In a world where acceptance and safety often seem difficult to attain, many queer individuals also struggle to find a safe space to express …
Added on: 06/18/2024
06/17/2024
A federal judge in Kentucky on Monday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from implementing new protections for LGBT students from discrimination in schools and …
Added on: 06/18/2024
06/17/2024
Thailand’s senate has passed the final reading of a historic marriage equality bill, paving the way for the country to become the first in …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 06/17/2024
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Several hundred LGBTQ Ukrainian servicemen and their supporters marched in central Kyiv Sunday to demand more rights and highlight their …
Added on: 06/16/2024
The Rome LGBTQ+ Pride parade celebrated its 30th anniversary Saturday as tens of thousands of people in brightly colored outfits marched through the Italian …
Added on: 06/16/2024
That far-right parties fared well in the European elections came as no surprise – surveys had consistently foretold their triumph. The populist right has …