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Here's how you can make your voice heard on a trans 'conversion' therapy ban

The government is planning to ban 'conversion' therapy, but not for trans people - we can't let that happen!

2022-04-08

Words: Alastair James; pictures: Wiki

In light of the government's new plan to ban 'conversion' therapy for gay, lesbian and bisexual people, but not for trans people, we as a community and our allies need to stand up for our trans siblings.

Last week it was leaked that the government was dropping its long-promised plans to ban the abhorrent practice of 'conversion therapy'. They then backtracked given the outrage but decided to exclude trans people. 

In simple terms: This. Is. Not. Okay. 

Not only are they going back on their word - this ban was first promised for all LGBTQ people in 2018 by Theresa May, and has been committed to numerous times since - but they are trying to create a divide within the community. 

The government has said it intends to carry out "separate work" on trans 'conversion' therapy. 

If like us you want to make your voice heard on this issue you can do so here by signing this Parliament petition.

So far it has passed 10,000 signatures, which requires a government response. At the time of writing, this had yet to appear. 

At 100,000 signatures the matter has to be debated in Parliament. 

If you want to help support the trans community you can do so by donating to charities such as StonewallMermaids, and Gendered Intelligence

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