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Britain vows to end gay conversion therapy as survey reveals ‘burning injustices’

Britain vows to end gay conversion therapy as survey reveals ‘burning injustices’

The British government pledged to end gay conversion therapy on Tuesday as it set out plans to improve the lives of LGBT people, after a national survey found many experienced discrimination and prejudice. Prime Minister, Theresa May, said the 75-point plan aimed to deliver lasting change and address the “burning injustices” faced by LGBT people […]

New Hampshire: Governor Signs Legislation Protecting Trans People from Discrimination

New Hampshire: Governor Signs Legislation Protecting Trans People from Discrimination

In New Hampshire, Republican Governor, Chris Sununu, has signed HB 1319 into law, protecting transgender individuals across the state from discrimination in employment, housing and public spaces. The major victory for equality marks the first statewide proactive win on LGBTQ non-discrimination protections in any state since 2016. New Hampshire is now the 19th state in the […]

Hawaii Enacts Legislation Against ‘Conversion Therapy’

Hawaii Enacts Legislation Against ‘Conversion Therapy’

Hawaii’s Governor David Ige has signed into law SB 270 — legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy’. With Governor Ige’s signature, Hawaii joins the growing number of states and municipalities adopting critical protections for LGBTQ youth. Just this year, Washington and Maryland have also enacted these protections, […]

US: Maryland Enacts Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Youth from ‘Conversion Therapy’

US: Maryland Enacts Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Youth from ‘Conversion Therapy’

Yesterday (15th) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) along with FreeState Justice, a legal advocacy organization that seeks to improve the lives of LGBTQ Marylanders, and WISE, claimed victory as Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan, signed into law SB 1028 — critical legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy’. With […]

Hawaii: House of Reps Passes Bill to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

Hawaii: House of Reps Passes Bill to Protect LGBTQ Youth from Conversion Therapy

LGBT rights group, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have hailed a vote by Hawaii’s House of Representatives, approving SB 270 — legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy’. Several amendments were added to the bill, sending it to conference committee before it can move to Governor David Ige’s […]

Irish Senator proposes bill to ban LGBT conversion therapies

Irish Senator proposes bill to ban LGBT conversion therapies

An Irish Senator has introduced a bill that would ban so-called conversion therapies claiming to ‘cure’ LGBT people. Fintan Warfield, a senator with Irish nationalist party, Sinn Fein, proposed the bill on Wednesday, to ban conversion therapy as a “deceptive and harmful act or practice against a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity and, or gender […]

US: WA State Legislature Sends Bill on LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’ to Governor Inslee

US: WA State Legislature Sends Bill on LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’ to Governor Inslee

Last week, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, urged Washington Governor Jay Inslee to sign SB 5722 — legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and debunked practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy’.   Previously passed by both chambers, the Washington State Senate concurred with amendments that had been added by […]