The Trans Equality Together coalition condemns UK Government for exclusion of Trans people from conversion therapy legislation
Today, Friday, 1st April 2022, Trans Equality Together, an Irish coalition of organisations working to protect the rights of Trans people issued a statement in response to the UK Government’s announcement on proposed ‘conversion therapy’ legislation:
“We strongly condemn the decision of the UK Government to exclude trans and non-binary individuals from proposed legislation to ban conversion therapy. This is a dark day for LGBTQ+ and human rights.
“On Thursday (31.03.2022), the UK Government announced that it would be proceeding with the introduction of so-called ‘conversion therapy’ but that this legislation will apply only to gay, lesbian or bisexual people in England and Wales, and not offer protection to transgender people.
“Conversion therapy is a discredited, dangerous, and unethical practice with long-lasting psychological impacts. Research shows that trans people are more likely to endure this practice that has no place in the modern world.
“A ban on conversion practices that excludes trans people is not a ban. This abusive practice cannot be deemed harmful for some individuals and not for others. As a coalition, we commit to continue to work with Irish legislators to introduce legislation in Ireland that leaves no one behind.”
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About Trans Equality Together
Trans Equality Together is a coalition working to create an Ireland where trans and non-binary people are equal, safe and valued. The coalition is led by three leading national organisations working to promote LGBTQ+ rights in Ireland: TENI, Belong To and LGBT Ireland.
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