UK Government finally preparing to ‘end the practice’ of gay and transgender cure therapy

The UK government is re-assessing its policy on the harmful practice of gay cure therapy.

Despite evidence that thousands of people are put through the practice, which experts universally agree is damaging, it remains legal in the UK.

The Government previously said that it “condemns any attempt to treat being gay, lesbian or bisexual as an illness” but refused to make the practice illegal.

Now the Home Office has indicated it is ready to end ‘gay cure’ once and for all following a major national survey into the lives of LGBT Brits.

A Government spokesperson told PinkNews: “This Government is absolutely clear that being LGBT is not an illness to be cured, and the practice of conversion therapy is wrong.

“In 2017, we conducted a national survey of LGBT people in the UK, which included questions about whether respondents have been offered or undertaken conversion therapy.

“This will help us investigate what additional steps we could take to end this practice.

“We are currently analysing the responses to the survey, and will be publishing a response later this year.”

(Photo credit should read ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Last month PinkNews revealed that the Core Issues Trust, an evangelical Christian group which advocates for efforts to change sexual orientation, was planning to screen a documentary about people who claim to have been cured of homosexuality.

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