Tuesday, July 03, 2018

UK Government to Ban 'Gay Conversion Therapy'

The annual Pride in London Parade takes place on Saturday, July 7.
CNN reports:

The British government is planning to outlaw so-called gay conversion therapy as part of an effort to counter intolerance and discrimination.

The £4.5 million initiative follows a survey of LGBT people that found 2% of the 108,000 respondents had undergone conversion therapy while 5% had been offered it.

The survey also cast a light on the discrimination faced by lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgendered people, with more than two-thirds of participants recording they avoid holding hands with a same-sex partner in public out of fear people will react negatively.

The announcemenbt of the new initiative, which coincides with Pride Week in London, will consider "legislative and non-legislative options to prohibit promoting, offering or conducting conversion therapy."

See full story here.

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