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 a survivor-led program created by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) in 2014 to end conversion therapy by passing laws across the country that protect LGBTQ children and young people, fighting in courtrooms to ensure their safety, and raising awareness about the serious harms caused by these dangerous practices.

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