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# Conversion Therapy
Theresa May urges Boris Johnson to ban transgender conversion therapy
The Government has said transgender conversion therapy will not be banned under proposed legislation.
# Conversion Therapy
Research to inform conversion therapy ban expected by end of summer
Roderic O’Gorman said the research will inform legislation to ban the controversial practice in Ireland.
# govt to do list
Remote working, Garda body-cams, vape laws: Some of the Govt priorities for the coming months
Hate crime law, remote working and mental health reforms – just some of the priorities for the summer.
# UK Government
UK teachers call for ban on conversion therapy for trans pupils
UK teachers at a conference raised concerns over the government’s “repeated U-turns” on banning conversion therapy.
# UK
Boris Johnson drops plans to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy
The move was condemned by opposition parties.
# Conversion Therapy
'There is nothing to cure': France bans conversion therapy
New legislation includes criminal penalties for people who are convicted of trying to ‘convert’ LGBTQ people to heterosexuality.
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# Conversion Therapy
Department to look at 'extent and nature' of conversion therapy in Ireland before moving to ban
The practice refers to any form of psychological intervention which aims to change a person’s sexual orientation.
It is expected that this research will not be completed for several months.
Work on drafting legislation is due to commence in 2022, reports Cónal Thomas.
The Psychological Society of Ireland this week reiterated its position that conversion therapy "has no place in any modern society".
# Conversion Therapy
'A person's sexual orientation is not up for debate': O'Gorman moves to outlaw conversion therapy in Ireland
The move comes after a new cross-party all-island coalition this week called for the practice to be banned.
It's been confirmed officials have prepared a scoping paper and are engaging with the Department of Health.
The move comes after a new cross-party all-island coalition this week called for the practice to be banned.
O'Gorman said Government must be "proactive" in banning such practices.
# Conversion Therapy
'No place in any modern society': Psychologists condemn LGBT conversion therapies
The Psychological Society of Ireland said to call it ‘therapy’ is an affront to the work that psychologists do.
# lgbtq rights
'A deceptive practice': Bill to ban LGBTQ conversion therapies passes second stage of Seanad
The Prohibition of Conversion Therapies Bill 2018 has passed through its second stage in the Seanad and has further stages to go through.
# lgbtq rights
Remarks between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be closed to the media
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said today that he would raise LGBT rights issues with the vice president.
# LGBT Rights
Gay man sues mental hospital in China over forced 'conversion therapy'
He was forced to take medicine and receive injections.
# Gay Pride
'Gay conversion' in China: Kidnapped, taken to hospital and fed with medication
One man, who is suing people for taking him to an institution, spoke about his experience.
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# Conversion Therapy
A group that 'assists people change their same-sex attraction' has meeting in Galway cancelled
The Core Issues Trust group believes that human sexuality is “fluid”.
# Equality
Leelah Alcorn's legacy: US President says conversion therapy should be banned
The statement from Barack Obama comes after a petition inspired by Leelah Alcorn.