Layla Moran and Boris Johnson

British Conversion-Therapy Debate Continues

Layla Moran and Boris Johnson
Layla Moran and Boris Johnson

British Liberal Democrat Layla Moran is calling for the introduction of a United Kingdom-wide conversion-therapy ban, while expressing concern over Britain’s failure to update its gender recognition law for transgender people.

“I’m deeply concerned to hear reports that the ban of conversion therapy could be announced alongside a regressive row back on trans rights,” she wrote to the minister. “The rights of LGBT+ people cannot be traded off against each other. It is frankly insulting that ministers believe moving forward with a ban on gay conversion therapy can placate the LGBT+ community for moving backwards on trans rights.”

The Conservative government committed to a ban in 2018 but has stalled any progress since then, according to Pink News.


Born Perfect is the leading campaign to end conversion therapy. We are survivors, lawyers, and policy experts working together to protect LGBTQ+ people nationally and around the globe. Born Perfect is a program of National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).

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