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Oscar-winning screenwriter and film maker, Dustin Lance Black, on Wednesday accused Britain of “ignoring the lives of queer people”, by failing to fulfill a three-year promise to ban LGBT+ conversion therapy. The United Nations has called for the practice, which aims to alter a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, to be outlawed globally.
Britain’s government promised on Friday to push ahead with a ban on so-called conversion therapy, after three LGBT+ policy advisers questioned ministers’ commitment to fulfilling the pledge, and resigned in protest this week. As other nations outlaw attempts to change people’s sexual orientation or gender identity, Junior Equalities Minister, Kemi Badenoch, angered LGBT+ advocates, by […]
Britain’s equalities minister should consider stepping down, over the government’s failure to fulfil a pledge to ban so-called conversion therapy, a former LGBT+ policy adviser said on Thursday, after she and two others quit their jobs in protest. The advisers resigned after the minister, Kemi Badenoch, told parliament on Monday [that] the government was still […]
(Reuters) – A divided federal appeals court on Friday struck down laws in south Florida, that prohibited therapists from offering so-called conversion therapy to children struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity. In a 2-1 decision, the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals said the laws in Boca Raton and Palm Beach county were […]
When Aswathi told her parents she was a lesbian, they took her to a nun and then to a doctor, who wanted to run hormone tests to make her straight – one of thousands of LGBT+ Indians subjected to conversion therapies that are now facing a possible ban. Aswathi’s mother cried that her 22-year-old daughter […]
New Zealand’s centre-left government pledged on Monday to ban so-called LGBT+ conversion therapy if re-elected later this month as expected, following other countries that have outlawed the discredited practice. In Canada, the government reintroduced a bill last week to criminalise conversion therapy, which is any treatment designed to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender […]
Queensland has become the first state in Australia to criminalise so-called gay conversion therapy after regional lawmakers voted on Thursday to make the practice illegal. Under the new law, healthcare professionals could face up to 18 months in jail for attempting to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity using practices such […]
Mathew Hulbert writes on the British government’s investigation to outlaw the anti-gay practice.
In the Netherlands, 15 organisations and individuals offer so-called ‘conversion therapy’, aiming to make gay people straight, the health ministry said, as it mulls a ban on the discredited practice, which can cause severe mental health problems. The treatments sometime take place in holiday camps and workshops, the ministry said in a study commissioned after […]
A top UN expert urged global governments on Monday to ban the “degrading” practice, known as conversion therapy, which aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The call came as new United Nations research said the widely discredited treatment was used in at least 100 countries, despite no scientific evidence that sexual […]