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Conversion therapy – What is it?

Conversion therapy – What is it?

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In 2018 the British government pledged to ban conversion therapy across the nation. However, now in 2022 the situation surrounding the practice has become a more difficult to understand. The latest on conversion therapy in the UK. Credit: Luke Severn Legislative timeline: 2018 Theresa May's government pledge that it would completely ban all conversion therapy practices in the UK as part of its LGBT equality plan. Many charities and activists were happy to see that the government had recognised the situation and were making plans to change it. 2020 In the summer of 2020, now under Boris Johnson's government, it was stated that plans were due to be brought forward to get start outlining legislation to ban conversion therapy. 2021 In March of 2021, three governme...
#StopDithering: A call to the UK Government to ban Conversion Therapy

#StopDithering: A call to the UK Government to ban Conversion Therapy

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Consultation period on legalizing the ban on conversion therapy in the UK has been extended by another eight weeks. The proposal to ban the conversion therapy was created in October, when the equalities minister requested people to submit their views on this idea within six weeks. After the threats of a legal challenge, the period was extended by another two months. https://youtu.be/8RBVTB3hoyI Credit: Hirna Trivedi and Neha Suryavanshi What is conversion therapy? Credit: Mermaid UK According to NHS, conversion therapy, which can also be called ‘reparative therapy’ or ‘gay cure therapy', is an act of trying to change or suppress someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. NHS and other organizations have called this kind of practices ‘unethical and potentially harmf