UK government to ban ‘gay conversion therapies’

The British government announced its plan to ban controversial ‘gay conversion therapies’ to improve the lives of gay and transgender citizens.

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A recent national survey of 108,000 members of the LGBT community revealed that 2% have undergone ‘gay conversion therapies’ while another 5% have been offered it.

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, said to the BBC that nobody “should ever have to hide who they are”.

The new 75-point plan to ban the practice aims at improving the lives of LGBT people and will cost £4.5m. As part of this plan, a national LGBT health adviser will be introduced to tackle issues such as discrimination, hate crimes, and the diversity in educational institutions.

The government also announced that it would “consider all legislative and non-legislative options to prohibit promoting, offering or conducting conversion therapy”.

According to the national survey, these type of therapies is most likely to be carried out by faith organisations as the NHS disagree with the practice and never refer people for it.

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