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Ban Conversion Therapy

Your action can make the difference.

Hard-won LGBTQIA+ rights introduced in the last 30+ years have improved life for many, and protected LGBTQIA+ people against discrimination in the workplace, schools and on the streets.

But it is still legal for LGBTQIA+ people to be emotionally, mentally abused through so-called ‘conversion therapy.’

Conversion therapy includes medical, psychiatric, psychological, religious, cultural or any other interventions that seek to erase, repress or change the sexual orientation and/or gender identity of a person. Stonewall’s LGBT in Britain – Health Report found that one in twenty LGBT people (five per cent) have been pressured to access services to question or change their sexual orientation when accessing healthcare services.

It’s time for conversion therapy to be eradicated. We have an opportunity to secure a full, legislative ban which makes conversion therapy illegal:

  • Wherever it occurs – in public or private, through healthcare or religious and cultural interventions
  • Whoever is targeted – whether a child or an adult, whether they are coerced or have consented
  • From the moment it’s spotted – through advertising on and offline

If you live in Scotland, in addition to writing to your MP, you can also write to your MSPs and 2021 Scottish Parliament election candidates via the End Conversion Therapy Scotland website and ask them to pledge their support for banning conversion therapy.

 

If you've already emailed your MP and want to do even more, click the 'donate' button below so we can continue pushing for a full, legislative ban.

If you live in Scotland, in addition to writing to your MP, you can also write to your MSPs and 2021 Scottish Parliament election candidates via the End Conversion Therapy Scotland website and ask them to pledge their support for banning conversion therapy.

 

Donate today

We must act now to make conversion therapy illegal. Please donate today to help us secure a full, legislative ban.