STATEMENT: Further Delays To Conversion Therapy Ban

Yesterday, it was revealed that new equalities minister Kemi Badenoch has paused work to ban conversion therapy. Her predecessor in the role, Nadhim Zahawi, had agreed that a Joint Committee of MPs and Lords would scrutinise a bill next year to finally introduce a ban. 

However, it appears that these plans are now on hold.

Andi Herring, CEO and Co-founder of LCR Pride Foundation, said: “It has been four years since Theresa May first promised that a ban conversion therapy would end these practices for good in the UK. Yet we are still waiting.

“Every day that we wait, the lives of more LGBT+ people are harmed as a result of these practices. Too many have suffered already. Our community should not have to keep fighting for our basic human rights to be protected. 

“We demand that these abhorrent and inhumane practices are banned NOW to protect all LGBT+ people. No more delays, no more watering down or exclusion. We will not stop fighting until conversion therapy for all LGBT+ people is completely outlawed.”

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